Fatal Crash Kills Kirksville Man

A fatal accident yesterday morning claimed the life of a Kirksville man.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 63-year-old Charles Pratte was travelling southbound on Missouri 157, just outside of Kirksville. He ran off the right side of the road, crossed a gravel roadway, and struck a road sign and a tree before coming to a rest. Pratte was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The one-vehicle crash happened at around 9:30 yesterday morning.