Mexico Man Killed In An Audrain County Accident

A Mexico man was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Audrain County roads 233 and 208 Thursday afternoon just before 2:00. The State Highway Patrol reports 72-year old Kenneth Riechers died in the accident. The crash occured when a car driven by 19-year old Gretchen Whipple of Mexico was westbound on road 208 and turned south onto road 233 in front of a grain truck driven by Riechers. His truck ran off the left side of the roadway, overturned and struck a tree. Riechers was pronounced dead at the scene. The Whipple car ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Whipple and a passenger, 18-year old Christina Smith of Mexico, both received moderate injuries and were taken to Columbia.