Victims in Perry County, MO crash identified

Roadblock on Hwy 51 (Source: Rochelle Steffens)
Roadblock on Hwy 51 (Source: Rochelle Steffens)

PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Two people were killed in a crash on Hwy. 51 and County Road 706 in Perry County.

Perry County Missouri Sheriff Department Gary Schaaf says the crash happened between a tractor trailer and a Chrysler Town and Country car around 4 p.m.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol crash report, the driver of the car was William Meyer, 62 of Poplar Bluff.

The passenger in his car was John O'Connor, 61, also of Poplar Bluff.  Both these men were killed in the crash.

The Highway Patrol reports Meyer was driving north on CR 706 and pulled into the southbound lane and was hit head-on by the 2003 Peterbilt tractor trailer.

The tractor trailer was driven by Willard Haberman, 46, of Sedgewickville.  Haberman received minor injuries in the crash and was taken to a local hospital to be treated.

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