40 years ago: Lawrence man killed in Missouri bridge accident
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 10, 1975:
A 29-year-old Lawrence resident had been killed this week when his tractor-trailer truck went through the floor of a bridge in Warsaw, Mo., and plummeted into the Osage River. Floyd Moore had been pulling a 10-ton load of soybean meal to Mountain View, Ark., for the M and N Grain Company when the accident occurred. A spokesman from the company said he believed Moore had been driving a new route and was not familiar with the road. Authorities said the two-mile bridge was clearly marked with a five-ton limit but that many drivers took the shortcut rather than driving farther to reach a larger bridge. In addition to Moore’s truck, a 1973 Volkswagen had also gone into the river. The driver of the Volkswagen, Ronald W. Waller, 25, had been able to swim to safety.