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Lampe, Missouri – May 3, 2013

A man was killed after vehicle crash involving a bus occurred on Highway 86 Friday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 6:35 a.m.,  53-year-old Larry Verlin was traveling in a pickup on Highway 86 when he crossed over the center line and slammed into a bus driven by 49-year-old Johnny Bilyeu. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.The impact of the crash trapped Mr.Verlin in the his pickup and rescue personnel used extrication tools to release him.

Rescue personnel transported Mr. Verlin to a hospital in Arkansas when he later passed away from his injuries. Mr. Bilyeu suffered minor injuries and was treated by rescue personnel.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

In 2008, there were a total of 37,261 traffic fatalities in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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