Poplar Bluff, Missouri — August 21, 2012

Tuesday, at around 9:30 p.m., an accident that killed one person took place on State Highway M just southwest of Poplar Bluff.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officials say that Joseph W. Wright, 30, from Poplar Bluff, was riding his bicycle west when the accident occurred. Police say that he was struck from behind by a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Mitchell D. McDaniel, 28, from Poplar Bluff.

Mr. Wright was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.

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