Man Killed, Apartment Building Damaged in Hillsboro Accident

Driver had been reported driving erratically.

Brian Kelly
March 08, 2019 - 8:43 am

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HILLSBORO, MO (KMOX)-A Cadet, Missouri man was killed Thursday night after his car slammed into an Ameren truck, sending the truck into an apartment building. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol say they got at least two calls about Henry Rushing's car driving all over the road southbound on Highway 21.

Before officers could get into position for a traffic stop, Rushing's car crossed the center line and slammed into an oncoming Ameren truck, then spun into a third car.  The large utility truck ran off the road and slammed into an apartment building.  Trooper Dallas Thompson says it was a close call inside, "The one apartment that was struck, one individual was upstairs sleeping. So, I can only image what that was like to wake up to." 

Ameren tells us their employees were uninjured.  Troopers say the medical examiner will be looking into whether alcohol or drugs were in Rushing's system. He was 52 years old.