Willow Springs man dead after high water sweeps away vehicle

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo.– One driver died Friday night after high water swept his truck into a nearby creek.

John Heck, 71, was traveling on Highway Y outside of Mountain View at 10:30 p.m.

Nearby storms had caused the water levels in the area to rise, and his pickup truck was swept off of the highway and into a creek.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. This is Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G’s 35 fatality of 2021.

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