A Houston woman escaped injury Sunday afternoon in a Howard County wreck that killed a New Franklin man.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Amber S. Sillyman, 21 was traveling northbound on Highway 5 when she struck a northbound tractor driven by Robby D. Felten, 51, of Fayette. The patrol said the tractor was forced into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Billy J. Swaringam, 76.
Swaringam was pronounced dead at the scene by the Howard County coroner. Sillyman and Felten were uninjured. All were wearing seat belts.
Sillyman’s 2014 Chevrolet Cruze had extensive damage. Swaringam’s 2007 Chevrolet Uplander was totaled. The tractor had moderate damage.