Unionville Driver Dies In Pickup Accident

A Unionville driver died in a one vehicle accident south of Unionville Monday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 76 year old Dennis Starnes was driving a pickup on Missouri Highway 5, 2 miles south of Unionville, and went off the side of the roadway. The pickup struck a fence and a ditch. Starnes died about 50 minutes following the accident. 54 year old Justin Kelley of Unionville was also in the pickup and received moderate injuries. He was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center.

The accident took place at 11:10 Monday morning. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Unionville Fire Department assisted the Highway Patrol.