Summersville Mayor Killed In Traffic Accident

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SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) – The mayor of a small town in the Missouri Ozarks has died in a crash on a rural highway. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Leroy Wells was killed shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when the logging truck he was driving ran off the road and overturned. The crash happened on in Shannon County, about two miles north of Birch Tree.

KOLR-TV reports  Wells was the mayor of Summersville, a town of about 550 people on the Texas-Shannon county border. Summersville officials say Wells had been mayor for
about 18 months.

Bradford Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements. KOLR says Wells leaves his wife, three sons and a granddaughter.
Information from: KOLR-TV

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