LAWRENCE Co., — A Branson West man died early this morning after a vehicle he was in struck a tree a few miles east of Mount Vernon.
Robert Addington-Wells, 37, was riding in a vehicle driven by Michael Biggs, 51, of Reeds Springs, when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Addington-Wells was pronounced dead on the scene. Biggs was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Biggs was not wearing a seatbelt, but Addington-Wells was.