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Portageville man dies in accident

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

PORTAGEVILLE -- A Portageville resident sustained fatal injuries after his freightliner tractor-trailer carrying corn overturned Monday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 7:25 a.m., an accident occurred in Pemiscot County on Route YY, one mile southwest of Portageville, as motorist Scott D. Johnson, 33, ran his 1982 freightliner tractor-trailer off the right side of the roadway into a ditch and overturned.

The Portageville Fire Department arrived at the scene at 8:11 a.m. for extrication.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:30 a.m. by Pemiscot County Coroner Jim Brimhall and was taken to DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.