Vernon County, Mo. man killed in head-on crash near Nevada

Vernon County fatal crash
Vernon County fatal crash(KY3)
Published: Apr. 1, 2023 at 5:32 PM CDT
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VERNON COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A Walker, Missouri man has died after a head-on crash Friday night near Nevada.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, 58-year-old Gordon Buttorff was driving east along U.S. Highway 54 when he cross the center line and hit another car head-on.

Buttorff was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other driver, a 21-year-old man from El Dorado Springs, was taken to a hospital in Joplin.

This crash happened around 10 p.m. Friday about a mile and a half east of Nevada.

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