Camden County crash kills driver

A Camdenton man died Tuesday evening in a one-vehicle crash in Camden County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports John R. Garcia, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene after the van he was driving ran off Bear Paw Road and struck a tree. The crash occurred around 5:31 p.m. just east of Highway 5.

A 48-year-old passenger in the van, Amber G. Rogers of Sunrise Beach, received serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia.

The patrol reported Rogers was wearing a seat belt but Garcia was not.


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