Newly hired MU wine expert dies in US 63 crash

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri professor recently hired to help promote the state’s wine industry died in a weekend car crash.

The Columbia Daily Tribune (bit.ly/Q5uePc ) reports that 32-year-old Anthony Peccoux (Peh-COO) died in a one-car crash Saturday night. He came to the university from France in March as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Peccoux was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta north around 6:35 p.m. Saturday when the car ran off the right side of the road and hit a concrete culvert. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

The Highway Patrol says Peccoux was wearing his seat belt.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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