Authorities have identified an 89-year-old man from Belton who died in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Morgan County.
According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Richard L. Kent was driving southbound in a 2005 Chrysler minivan at around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday when the crash happened on Missouri 135, north of McCasland Road.
The report said Kent’s minivan exited the left side of the highway for unknown reasons, struck a ditch, a fence and then a tree. Kent was pronounced dead at the scene by an assistant coroner of Morgan County, and next of kin was notified.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.
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The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office helped investigate the crash with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash marks the third fatality for the month of July in Troop F and the 32nd for 2017.