Fatal Crash in Greene County

thumb_2a07af79145902cA man from Brighton, Missouri dies following a rear-end collision on Highway 13 eight miles north of Springfield in Greene County.

State troopers say 71-year-old Robert Jones was southbound at 8 a.m. this morning (Thursday), when his car was struck from behind by a pickup driven by 22-year-old Ethan Ellis of Bolivar.

Jones’ vehicle traveled off the right side of the road after the collision. He was air-lifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, where he was later pronounced dead. Jones was not wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report. The crash marks the 45th fatality of 2014 for Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

According to online arrest records, Ellis was taken into custody at the scene on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Aurora.

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