Sep 16, 2020 5:48 PM

Missouri man dies after head-on crash

Posted Sep 16, 2020 5:48 PM

BATES COUNTY—One person died in an accident just after 2:30a.m. Wednesday in Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1992 Ford Fiesta driven by James R. Beckman, 43, El Dorado Springs, was westbound on Missouri B one mile east of Interstate 49.

The vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2008 Ford Escort driven by Jennifer A. Young, 36, Rich Hill, head-on.

Beckman was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Bates County Coroner. EMS transported Young to the Bates County Hospital.

Beckman was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.