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Nels Magnuson was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler.


According to KTVO The Missouri State Highway Patrol has now released the names of the two drivers involved in Wednesday afternoon’s deadly wreck on Highway 36, two miles west of Callao.

State troopers say a farm tractor operated by Nels Magnuson, 62, of Callao, was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by Robert Ives, 58, of Nevada, Missouri.

Both vehicles were eastbound.

Investigators said the tractor and big rig ran off the right side of the highway, struck a guardrail and overturned.

Magnuson was ejected from the tractor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the online crash report, Ives suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.



Emergency crews were on the scene of a deadly crash in Macon County Wednesday for a deadly crash involving a farm tractor and a tractor-trailer.

The wreck happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 36, about two miles west of Callao.

State troopers told KTVO at the scene that there is one confirmed fatality.

One lane of the eastbound traffic was still open, allowing cars and trucks to pass the crash scene.

Dealing with the death of a loved one is often one of the worst experiences an individual could endure. This is especially true when the death of that family member could be attributed to the negligence of another person. Fortunately, Missouri law allows the decedent’s family to pursue justice and compensation for a wrongful death.