Bertrand, Mo., man killed in tractor-trailer crash

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. — A Bertrand, Mo., man died as the result of a single-vehicle accident while driving a tractor-trailer in New Madrid County on Tuesday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55, two miles north of Portageville. The tractor trailer driven by Kevin M. Parr, 48, of Bertrand, ran off the right side of the road, then came back onto the road. The driver apparently overcorrected, overturning the vehicle which then slid off the right side of the road.

Parr was pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County Coroner Jimmy McSpadden.

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