Kirksville Man Dies in Crash

An attempt to pass another car on a curve cost a Kirksville man his life, and let to injury of two others. Troopers say Leonard Sims was westbound on Highway 6 near Taylor, in Marion County, when he tried to pass a second vehicle in a curve. He hit an eastbound Buick Terazza driven by Allen Massner of Maywood head-on. He was ejected and died at the scene. Massner and his wife Rosemary each suffered minor injuries. Debris from the collision flew into a third vehicle, but the driver, Richard Wilson of Baring, was not hurt.