Wheaton man killed in ATV crash

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Wheaton man was killed in a McDonald County crash that occurred at 7:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, on Indian Creek Road about one mile west of Rocky Comfort.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Yamaha all terrain vehicle, Andrew G. Loyd, 20, of Wheaton, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. He was not wearing a seat belt. Loyd was pronounced dead at the scene by McDonald County Coroner B.J. Goodwin.

This is Troop D's fifth fatality crash for 2013.

Other crashes

* A Monett man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday on Farm Road 1110, about three miles east of Monett. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet truck, Alxandro Hernandez, 19, of Monett, left the roadway and overturned, striking a utility pole. Hernandez was taken by ambulance to Cox Monett Hospital with minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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