Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a fatality accident at 5:54 a.m., Monday on Route B at Academy Road. According to the highway patrol, the accident occurred when Isaiah J. Black, 20, of Sturgeon, driving a 2000 Dodge Durango, crossed the centerline and struck a 2007 Ford Fiesta head-on. The Fiesta was driven by Thomas L.Willems, 34, of Centralia, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Boone County Medical Examiner Dori Burke.

Black received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia.