Medical Issue Contributes to Fatal Crash in Saline County
A Sweet Springs man was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred in Saline County Monday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Russell A. Sims was the driver of a northbound 2008 Dodge 2500 on Missouri Highway 127, south of 150th at 8 a.m. Feb. 18 when he experienced a medical issue at 8 a.m., causing the vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway, striking a fence and an embankment.
Sims was pronounced dead at the scene by phone by Dr. PB Howerton at Bothwell Regional Health Center. The body was transported to the Saline County Coroner's Office.
The Dodge had minor damage and was towed from the scene.
Sweet Springs Fire and EMS, as well as Saline County deputies, assisted the Patrol.