Patterson, MO man killed in Friday morning crash

Patterson, MO man killed in Friday morning crash

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Wayne County man was killed in a crash just before 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12.

An online crash report from the Missouri Highway Patrol identifies the victim as Denton Deering from Patterson. The report says Deering, 56, was in a 2006 Kia Optima and rear-ended a tractor trailer on U.S. 67 southbound at Route JJ in Butler County.

Deering was pronounced dead at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. The crash report says he was not wearing a seat belt.

It wasn't clear what led to the crash, but the report does not indicate that the driver of the truck was given a ticket or charged with a crime.

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