Nov 09, 2021

Missouri man dies after semi crash and fire

Posted Nov 09, 2021 1:45 PM

DAVIESS COUNTY—A Missouri man died in an accident just before 1a.m. Tuesday in Daviess County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1994 Freightliner semi driven by James H. Loyd, 60, Purdin, was westbound on MO 6 in Jamesport.

The truck traveled off the road, struck a driveway, went airborne and struck the ground. The trailer separated from the tractor. The vehicle came to rest in a ditch and caught fire.

Loyd was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Stith Funeral Home. The MSHP did not have seat belt usage information.