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Missouri: Tow truck driver struck, killed on U.S. 65 north of Springfield

A tow truck driver was struck and killed Friday night on U.S. Highway 65.Timothy J. Williams, 55, an employee with Affordable Towing, was out on the job when he was fatally struck by a driver.

Williams, who lived in Springfield, would have celebrated his birthday Saturday, according to a spokesperson from Affordable Towing. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened a few miles north of Springfield near Bluegrass Road around 9 p.m.

According to the Highway Patrol, a driver, identified as 27-year-old Christopher Rice, traveled off the roadway and reportedly struck Williams while he was standing next to another vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people have died from crashes this year in Troop D's service area, which covers most of southwest Missouri.

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