Officials identify man killed after trailer comes off truck, strikes another vehicle near Warresnsburg

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WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Officials have now identified the man killed after a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck became unhitched and struck their vehicle.

The incident was reported just before 2 p.m. Sunday on westbound U.S. 50 Highway, east of Missouri Highway 13, near Warrensburg.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the driver of a 2016 Ford truck was pulling a trailer and was traveling east on U.S. 50 when the trailer became unhitched, crossed the median and struck a 2015 Jeep heading westbound.

The driver of the Jeep, identified as 63-year-old Walter Shannon, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 48-year-old female passenger was taken to the hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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