Tallapoosa man dies in single-vehicle crash

Monday, June 22, 2020

TALLAPOOSA, Mo. A Tallapoosa man was killed after his vehicle crashed and caught fire late Friday in New Madrid County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash at 11 p.m. on US Highway 62, one mile west of Route J, as the eastbound vehicle driven by Danny R. Summerton, 60, of Tallapoosa traveled off the left side of the road, struck a ditch, overturned and caught fire.

Summerton was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:40 p.m. by New Madrid County coroner George DeLisle and transported to DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.

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