Mark Tidball Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Jasper County, MO
Jasper County, MO -- August 9, 2022, Mark Tidball was killed due to an accident where a tractor-trailer overturned off-road.
Authorities with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that the crash happened at around 1:00 p.m. along Route M, just west of Jasper.
In reports, officials said that 64-year-old Mark Tidball was in a tractor-trailer traveling westbound on the roadway. For reasons unclear, the tractor-trailer went off the right side of the road and overturned.
Tidball was ejected in the crash and sustained fatal injuries. It appears no one else was involved in the crash. No further information is available at this time.
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