A 25-year-old man from Lathrop, Missouri was killed March 10 in an accident in Clay County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jesse A. Walker was driving a 2004 Dodge Neon that failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree. Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, 25-year-old Koty R. Walker, was taken by EMS to Liberty Hospital for the treatment of moderate injuries.