The Missouri State Highway Patrol released information regarding an accident that claimed the life of a 65 year-old male, David L. Uppinghouse of Quincy, Illinois, on U.S. 61, 1.5 miles south of Canton, Missouri at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Uppinghouse was driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan that ran off the right side of the roadway striking a ditch and an embankment.
Lewis County Coroner Larry Arnold pronounced Uppinghouse deceased at 02:22. Next of kin was notified.
Uppinghouse was not using a safety device.
The MSHP was assisted at the scene of the accident by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, Canton Police Department, Lewis County Ambulance and Canton Fire and Rescue. Roberts Garage of Ewing, Missouri removed the vehicle from the scene.
This is the sixth fatality in Missouri Troop B for 2016.