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One Dead in One-Car Crash

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – A 53-year-old Exeter man is dead after a one-car crash early today on Missouri 86, about 2 miles east of Stark City.
NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – A 53-year-old Exeter man is dead after a one-car crash early today on Missouri 86, about 2 miles east of Stark City.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Billy D. Ennis was killed when the car in which he was a passenger went off the road on a curve, struck a culvert and overturned.

Ricky M. Pritchett, 45, of Purdy was the driver of the 2008 Pontiac. He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, the patrol reports. Neither of the men was wearing a seat belt.

Ennis is the first traffic fatality of 2014 in the patrol’s Troop D in southwest Missouri, according to the patrol.
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