Missouri Trucker Killed in Fayette County Crash
Published on April 23 2014 12:08 pm
Last Updated on April 23 2014 12:08 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
A Missouri trucker was killed in an early morning crash Tuesday in Fayette County.
50-year-old Royce E. Horton of Highlandville, Missouri was headed west on I-70, three miles west of St. Elmo when her rig ran off into the median and overturned one and a half times. Horton, who was not wearing her seat belt, was ejected from the semi. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen pronounced Horton dead at the scene just after 4:30am, about an hour after the crash occurred.
A passenger in the rig, 55-year-old Maurice Horton of Highlandville, was injured. He was first taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham and then transferred to Carle Hospital in Urbana for additional treatment.