Man Dies in Head-On Collision Near Republic

A Sheldon, MO man is dead after a head-on collision near Republic.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that 43-year-old Joseph Bailey died at a hospital after the crash on State Highway N and I-44. Investigators say that a tractor-trailer crossed the center line on Highway N and ran into a car. The vehicles involved then left the highway and crashed into a fence.

The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries.

The truck driver has been tested for drugs and alcohol but those results were not released to the press.

Bailey was the 45th death investigated this year by the MSHP.

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