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Tallapoosa man dies in wreck

Thursday, February 22, 2007

TALLAPOOSA -- A Tallapoosa man sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night in New Madrid County.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 9:30 p.m. David F. Summerton, 39, was traveling northbound on Route B, two miles south of Tallapoosa, when he ran his vehicle off the right side of the road. The vehicle overturned and he was ejected from it.

Summerton was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 p.m. by New Madrid County coroner Jimmy McSpadden and transported to Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.