November 1, 2014

Rolla man killed in crash on Highway 63

The Rolla Police Department reports that a Rolla man has died after a collision in the 1100 Block of South US Highway 63 in Rolla. The accident happened on Aug. 4.

According to the report, a 2003 Freightliner tractor trailer owned by Western Dairy Transport of Cabool, Mo., and driven by Mac Alson Cooper, 54, of Cabool, was traveling North on 63 in the passing lane. A 1996 Ford F250 driven by Jeremy Wayne Belcher, 22, was traveling South and crossed into the Northbound lanes. Belcher’s pick-up truck was hit by the freightliner truck.

Belcher was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center and later flown to Mercy Medical in St. Louis where he died from his injuries.

Cooper was not injured.