Apr 08, 2021 7:00 AM

2 Missouri men dead after wrong-way, head-on crash

Posted Apr 08, 2021 7:00 AM

LAWRENCE COUNTY —Two people died in an accident just before 5:30a.m. Wednesday in Lawrence County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by David H. Galer, 67, Pierce City, was eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 just east of Mount Vernon. 

The Ford struck a westbound International Box Truck driven by Shane L. Clark, 45, Ozark, head-on.

Galer and Clark were pronounced dead at the scene and were transported to Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the MSHP.