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Two Local Men Killed In Accident
Two area men are dead after a one vehicle accident on Tuesday night, January 13. The accident occurred at about 9:15 PM.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22-year old Jesse Shrouf of Hurdland was eastbound on Route T, southeast of Edina, in a 2008 Pontiac G6. Shrouf’s passenger was 20-year old Franklin Lonberger of Edina.
The vehicle had been briefly pursued by Edina police prior to the accident.
The vehicle failed to negotiate a right turn, travelled off the roadway, became airborne, struck a ditch and came to rest on it’s top.
The accident was not discovered until Wednesday morning, and both men were pronounced dead at the scene by Knox County Coroner Jeff Doss.
The accident was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Knox County Fire and Rescue and Knox County Ambulance assisted at the scene.
These were the first two highway fatalities in the Troop B area in 2009.