Around 10:10pm last night the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with the Bates County Sheriffs Office, Bates County EMS and Amsterdam Fire Department responded to a pedestrian that was struck and killed on Route J around 1 miles East of Route Y in Amsterdam.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2005 Volkswagon driven by 45 year old Tommy Clemons of Amoret, Missouri struck 89 year old Elva E. Holden of Amsterdam, Missouri as he was walking in the Eastbound lanes of Route J.
Mr. Holden was pronounced dead at 22:43pm by Bates County Corner Gary Schowengerdt.
Tommy Clemons wasn't injured in this accident and his vehicle sustained moderate damages.
This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol 34th Fatality of 2016.