Missouri Highway Patrol troopers responded to a fatality accident at 2:35 p.m., Monday on Route Z at Audrain Road 364.

According to the highway patrol report, the accident occurred when William J. Phillips, 84, of Mexico, was driving a2015 Chevrolet Impala northbound, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by Audrain County Deputy Coroner Pat Farnen.