The driver of the pickup that crashed on U-S 65 2 miles south of Hollister on Wednesday has died. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 74-year old Virgil Miles of Omaha, Arkansas was pronounced dead at 2:44 Wednesday afternoon at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Miles was traveling north on U-S 65 shortly after 10:30 Wednesday morning when he reportedly pulled onto the shoulder and passed out. His vehicle accelerated and struck a guardrail. It continued off the roadway striking several trees and overturned.
A passenger in the truck, 46 year old Lisa Miles also of Omaha, remains in serious condition at Cox Medical Center South.