Fatality on Hwy 87 Friday

A California man was killed in a two vehicle accident, Friday morning, in Moniteau County.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol reports, Travis Butts, 36, was killed while traveling on Missouri 87, just north of Gamble Road, around 6:40 a.m.

Butts swerved to avoid a vehicle driven by Jacob Ponder, 41, California, who had crossed the center line of the road.

Ponder struck the driver’s side of Butt’s vehicle.

Butt’s vehicle went off the right side of the road and came to rest.

Butts was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was wearing a seat belt.

Ponder had no reported injuries and was wearing a seat belt.

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