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Accident near Nevada kills one driver, injures another

An accident on U.S. Highway 54, about a mile and a half east of Nevada has taken the life of a man from southwest Missouri.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Friday night.

The MO State Highway Patrol reports the accident took place when an eastbound vehicle driven by 59-year-old Gordon S. Buttorff of Walker, Mo.,  crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle driven by 21-year-old Samuel O. Spring of Eldorado Springs head-on.

Buttorff was pronounced dead at the scene.

Spring suffered serious injuries.

He was flown to a hospital in Joplin.

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