Paris Man Killed When Cement Truck Overturns
A Paris man was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Monday in Boone County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a northbound 2016 Western Star 4700 Emery Sapp and Sons cement truck, driven by 22-year-old Troy W. Boshears of Paris, Missouri, was on Route Z, one-quarter mile south of North Liddel Avenue (northeast of Columbia) just after noon, when the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway, reentered the roadway and began to overturn. The truck then traveled off the left side and overturned, coming to rest on its top.
Boshears was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:42 p.m., by University of Missouri Paramedic Christopher Ledoux. The body was taken to the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia.
The cement truck had extensive damage and was towed by I-70 Towing.
Route Z was closed in both directions for close to five hours.
This was Troop F's second fatality for January.
There were a total of six Troopers on scene.