On August 8th around 3:28 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Adrian Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident at AA Highway and CR 6001.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when 1993 GMC truck driven by 42 year old Tony L. Radford of Butler failed to stop and struck the rear of the 1988 Mack driven by 35 year old Michael L. Willis of Archie, Missouri as it was slowing to stop a the intersection.
Mr. Radford was transported to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville where he was pronounced dead at 4:57 p.m. Both vehicles were totaled and towed from this accident by J's Southland Tow.
This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 39th Fatality of the year 2022.
View crash report below: