Lancaster crash kills driver who pulled out in front of semi

The driver of this minivan was killed after he pulled out in front of a semi in Lancaster.

UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has now released the names of those involved in Wednesday afternoon's crash.

The minivan driver who was killed is identified as Timothy Renfro, 45, of Donnellson, Illinois.

The driver of the car was Mary Hurley, 67, of Exline, Iowa. The patrol said she received minor injuries. Hurley was flown to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines for treatment.

The tractor-trailer was driven by Marion Huffman, 44, of Niota, Illinois. He was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.


A Schuyler County crash that happened at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday claimed one life at the intersection of Highways 63 and 136 in Lancaster, Mo.

Authorities at the scene told KTVO a minivan with Illinois license plates pulled from Highway 136 into the path of a tractor-trailer headed north on Highway 63.

The semi then collided with a southbound car with Appanoose County plates.

The truck continued off the west side of Highway 63, through a fence and into a field.

The man who was driving the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene by Schuyler County Coroner Doug Norman.

A witness told KTVO the victim was ejected from the van and landed in the middle of Highway 63.

The female driver of the car involved was flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment of her injuries.

We are told the semi driver was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The names of those involved in Wednesday afternoon's crash are not being released pending the notification of family members.

We plan to bring you that information here on this website when the Missouri State Highway Patrol is finished with its crash report.