Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Accident leads to fatality

  • An accident in Atlanta last night leads to a fatality. Read more here.
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  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Wednesday, September 4 at approximately 4:25 p.m. Billy Lent, 64, of Atlanta was eastbound on Route M attempting to cross Northbound Highway 63 when he drove into the path of John Newland, 20, of Kirksville. After impact, both vehicles came to rest on the northeast side of the roadway. Newland was wearing his safety device and had minor injury. He was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital. Lent was not wearing his safety device and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:10 p.m. by Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes.
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Macon County Sheriff's Department, Macon County Rescue Squad and Atlanta Fire Department.
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