Troopers respond to fatal accident at Rt Z and St. Mary Church Rd

ST. MARY, MO – A fatal, head-on collision was reported at Rt Z and St. Mary Church Rd Wednesday, according to MSHP.

Billie R Nickelson, 21, was driving Chevrolet Cobalt east on St. Mary Church Rd when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Mack 600 operated by Darrel R Defreitas, 56.

First responders were dispatched to the crash site around 4:50 a.m. They pronounced Nickelson dead at the scene of the accident.

The semi-truck driver was uninjured.

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