The St. Joseph News-Press of Missouri is reporting this morning that an early morning accident has killed a Reno man and injured his wife Wednesday.
Missouri State Highway Patrol provided the details of the accident to news media.
According to the details, Kevin Stucker, 52, of Reno was driving west with his wife and passenger, Rhonda Stucker, 51, of Reno. They were in a 1999 Pontiac Grand A.M., on U.S. Highway 36. Around 4 a.m., near Route Z, approximately five miles east of St. Joseph, Mr. Stucker drifted to the south side of the roadway, into the median.
He over-corrected the car and it violently rolled several times, ejecting Mr. Stucker from the car. He was not wearing his seat belt according to highway patrol. The vehicle came to rest partially in the passing lane of westbound U.S. 36.
Emergency responders took Mrs. Stucker to Heartland Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Troopers say that she was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.
Mr. Stucker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.