Crash near Lathrop kills 79-year-old man

The crash happened around 8:21 p.m. at US 69 and MO 116 just east of Lathrop.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 9:31 AM

(CLINTON COUNTY, Mo.) An accident near Lathrop killed a 79-year-old Cowgill man Monday night.

The crash happened around 8:21 p.m. at US 69 and MO 116 just east of Lathrop.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Leonard Vanderpool was driving east on MO 116 when an SUV failed to stop at the intersection at US 69.

The SUV struck the front of Vanderpool's Buick Regal. Vanderpool was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, Wei Li, 29, of Cameron, was not hurt. Two passengers in Li's car, Fang Ming, 58, and Anna Chen, 16, suffered minor injuries.

The patrol said Li was the only one wearing a seat belt.

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 69°
Maryville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 68°
Savannah
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 69°
Cameron
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 65°
Fairfax
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Overnight, expect a quiet night with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will fall into the lower 60s. For Tuesday, we are tracking our next storm system that could give us a better chance of showers and storms, especially late afternoon into the evening.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

 

Community Events