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Fatal Head-on Crash in Cole County, Missouri


According to KOMU.

The drivers, Loren Nichols, 35, of Jefferson City and Richard Dippold, 39, of Russellville, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report. No other injuries were reported.

Nichols was driving a 2012 GMC Savannah when he reportedly crossed the center line and struck Dippold’s 1999 Chevrolet 6500 head-on around 7 a.m.

According to the crash report, Dippold was not wearing a seatbelt.

Route C between Route AA and Route U in Cole County was closed in both directions and did not reopen until noon.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, speak with a compassionate Columbia wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys at the A.W. Smith Law Firm will fight to get justice for you and your loved one.