by: Scott McCaulley
A Stone County Man has died in a traffic accident on Highway 65 in Saddlebrook early Tuesday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 12:45 am when a SUV driven by 38-year-old Slade Russell of Reeds Spring ran off the highway striking a rock bluff and overturning. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Coroner Mandi Armitage.
This is the 110th fatality in traffic accidents worked by Troop D of the Missouri Highway Patrol in 2020.