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Monday Evening Crash Near Mercer Ends With Fatality

A late afternoon accident in Mercer County turned fatal for a Liberty resident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 64-year old Gary Sexton of Liberty was northbound on US 65, 1 mile north of Mercer around 5:40 pm Monday when he crossed the centerline, into the path of a vehicle operated by 71-year old State Center, Iowa resident Merlin Hall.  Sexton struck the drivers side of Hall’s vehicle and his unit. Hall’s vehicle travelled off the roadway and overturned.

Officers say Sexton did not have his headlights on at the time of the crash.

Sexton’s vehicle came to rest in the roadway. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Mercer County coroner. Hall was transported to Wayne County Hospital with serious injuries.


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