LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo.– An early morning crash outside of Lebanon has left one person dead and another with minor injuries.
On Friday, April 22 at about 6:10 a.m., Franklin E. Thompson, 20, was turning onto Highway 5 from Highway E but failed to yield to an oncoming semi-truck. Thompson’s vehicle was struck, entered the left side of the roadway and was overturned.
Thompson was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the semi-truck has sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Lebanon for further treatment.
This is Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I’s eighth fatality of 2022.