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On Saturday, Aug. 20, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to investigate a traffic crash on Route PP, 15 miles east of Gainesville, in Ozark County.
Upon arrival, the trooper determined that a homemade trailer had separated from its towing vehicle and struck another vehicle head-on, killing the male driver and seriously injuring his wife. The driver of the vehicle pulling the trailer then left the scene.
Killed in the crash was David L. Littrell, 58, of Norwood.
Seriously injured and taken to St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, was Littrell’s wife, Nancy L. Littrell, 57, who was airlifted to Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, then transferred to the Springfield hospital.
The alleged driver of the towing vehicle has been identified as Jeff G. Lundry, 42, of Brandsville. Warrants have been issued for Lundry in Ozark County for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking anyone who might have any information about the traffic crash or the whereabouts of Lundry to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G Headquarters immediately at (417) 469-3121.
Littrell was driving a 2004 Jeep and was southbound on Route PP when the crash occurred at 5:25 p.m.
The pickup-bed trailer was being towed by an unknown year red pickup which was northbound on Route PP.
Littrell was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Ozark County Coroner Ron Mahan and the body was taken to Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.
The charges contained in the warrant are mere accusations at this time and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.