Mexico Man Dies In Audrain County Accident

The Missouri Highway Patrol is reporting the death of Mexico, Mo man following a two-car accident in Audrain County on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

According to the accident report it happened on Audrain Road 233 at Audrain Road 208 just before 2pm.

A vehicle driven by 19-year-old Gretchen R. Whipple of Mexico was traveling west on Audrain Road 208 and turned south onto Audrain Road 233 in front of a vehicle driven by 72-year-old Kenneth D. Riechers.

Whipple’s vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

Riecher’s vehicle ran off the left side of the road, overturned, and hit a tree.

Riechers was pronounced dead on the scene and taken to the Arnold Funeral Home.

Whipple and her passenger 18-year-old Christina L. Smith of Mexico was taken by ambulance to University Hospital with moderate injuries.