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BREAKING: Rayville man killed in Friday night crash

October 27, 2018—Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A reports a Rayville man died in the 59th fatal crash of 2018.

According to MSHP Online Traffic Crash Report Details, Dr. Georger pronounced Jeremy D. Novak of Rayville, deceased at the scene in Ray County at 10:51 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

The report investigated by MSHP Tpr. J. H. Thompson notes the crash occurred at W. 158th Street, west of Route Y.

Thompson said the crash occurred around 10 p.m. as the 2001 Chevrolet driven by Novak crossed over the center of the roadway and the left side of the road. The vehicle then struck a mailbox and ditch, causing it to overturn, before striking a fence and ejecting the driver.

Novak was not wearing a safety device.

MSHP Tpr. A. M. Beckwith, Cpl. D. J. Kline and Ray County Sheriff deputies assisted Thompson with the investigation. Novak is the 65th death for MSHP Troop A this year.

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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