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MEXICO, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one of its troopers has died in an accident in northeast Missouri. The trooper has been identified as Trooper James M. Bava.

KRCG-TV reports the accident happened Friday morning on a rural road in Audrain County.

Cpl. Scott White says It’s unclear how the accident happened. He says the trooper was following a motorcycle before the crash. His patrol vehicle was found after he did not respond to radio calls.

The motorcycle has not been found.

Brava is survived by his parents, two sisters, a brother, and a half-sister.

Information from: KRCG-TV, http://www.krcg.com