DIAMOND, Mo. — Shortly before 5 p.m. reports of a single vehicle crash just south of Cherry Road on US-59 inside the Diamond city limits alerted Newton County Central Dispatch.
Diamond Fire, Diamond Police Dept, Newton County EMS, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.
On scene we learn from Tpr Randy Morris it was a single vehicle crash, with a single male driver who died at the scene.
Louie Taylor, 55, of Miller, Mo. was driving a 2022 KIA Seltos. Next of kin have been notified.
“Crash occurred as [KIA] traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a utility pole, became airborne and struck a storage building.” — Tpr Randy Morris
Taylor was pronounced on scene by Newton County Deputy Coroner Jerry Deems. Next of kin have been notified.
Diamond Fire stabilized the vehicle and removed the drivers side of the vehicle using their battery powered Hurst equipment.
Power was out until around 10 p.m. in the area. At one time more than a 1,000 were without power.
Reidiger Towing removed the vehicle and debris from the crash scene.
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