New London teen died in accident

The Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Nov. 30, 2019 7:29 pm

SAVERTON – Darrell E. Taylor, 19, of New London, Mo., died at the scene of a traffic accident at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, near Saverton, Mo., in Ralls County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Taylor was driving an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck on Route N 2.5 miles west of Saverton.

Officers said he lost control of the truck on the wet road, and it went off the left side of the road and overturned, stopping on its top in a ditch. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Taylor was pronounced deceased at 1:24 p.m. Nov. 30, 2019, by acting Ralls County Coroner Sgt. Shawn Lenard.

Assisting at the scene were the Ralls County Sheriff's Department, Hannibal Fire Department and Hannibal Rural Fire Department.


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