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St. Joseph man killed in Atchison County, KS accident

An Atchison County accident, involving a runaway pickup truck, left a St. Joseph, Missouri man dead Thursday.

Posted: Aug 12, 2021 8:08 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2021 9:54 AM

(ATCHISON COUNTY, Ks.) An Atchison County accident, involving a runaway pickup truck, left a St. Joseph, Missouri man dead Thursday.

According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, 61-year-old David Richardson ran after the driverless Chevy Silverado, with trailer attached, as it went "out of control, westbound, on a private driveway at 3789 US 73 Highway."

As Richardson pursued the out of control truck, on foot, the KHP report says he was hit by the vehicle as it jackknifed.

Richardson suffered fatal injuries and was transported to Rupp's Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

The fatal accident happened shortly before 2:00 Thursday afternoon

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Temperatures are on the cool side this morning with lows in the 30s. A few areas of patchy frost will be possible in extreme NW Missouri this morning. Sunshine and mild temperatures will take over this afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. Saturday will start off dry and sunny with temperatures warming back into the mid 60s. Late Saturday into Sunday shower and thunderstorm chances return. A few thunderstorms could be on the strong to severe side. Several fronts will move through the area next week giving us roller coaster temperatures. Next week looks to start off dry but rain chances will return by mid week.
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