Highway 63 collision claims life of Hannibal man

A portion of Highway 63, north of Macon, was shut down for a while Thursday morning after a collision.

According to our sister station KTVO, around 8:30 a.m., a pickup truck was headed north when it collided with a tractor trailer head-on. The driver of the pickup truck, Sterling E. Owens, 62 of Hannibal, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said Owens was driving a pickup truck on Highway 63 when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming tractor-trailer head-on.

The driver of the semi, Dennis Armstrong of Rockford, was not injured in the crash.

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