Fatal Greene County Crash

A Springfield man died in a two-vehicle crash in Greene County early Saturday morning. Missouri Highway Patrol reports indicate that 59-year-old Stover resident Douglas R. Grimes was eastbound on Missouri 360, a mile west of Republic, when he attempted a U-turn in his 18-wheeler and became disabled, blocking the roadway. 74-year-old Gary C. Sawyer was westbound, and struck the passenger side of the towed unit. Sawyer died in the crash, while Grimes reported minor injuries. This was Troop D’s 9th fatality of the year.