Crash results in fatality

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Rocky Comfort man was killed in a crash that occurred at 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 on Highway H about four miles east of Neosho.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Steven T. Kerley, 25, of Rocky Comfort, ran off the roadway and overturned.

Kerley was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin where he was pronounced dead at 5:19 a.m. He was not wearing a seat belt.

This is Troop D's 40th fatality crash for the year.

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