A 58-year-old man from rural Seymour sustained serious injuries early last week in a one-vehicle accident on Olga Road, five miles south of Fordland.

He later died after the tragedy.

Trooper Austin James of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Riley A. Deckard was eastbound on the rural road at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, when his 1999 Ford F-150 truck “traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a propane truck and electric meter attached to a building.”

James said in his radio report that Deckard was taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

His truck was taken from the accident scene by Yates Boys Towing of Seymour.

Deckard, a service technician who was well known and loved by many in southern Webster County, later died at Cox South on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Emergency personnel said it is believed Deckard suffered a heart attack before the accident.

His graveside services were held last Saturday at the White Oak Cemetery in rural Rogersville, under the direction of the Fraker Funeral Home of Marshfield.

Deckard’s full obituary appears elsewhere in this week’s newspaper.

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