Victim identified in deadly Friday morning crash near Strafford on I-44

STRAFFORD, Mo, (KY3) The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the driver killed in a crash involving a semi early Friday morning near Strafford.

Lynden Verser, 33, of Marshfield, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of traffic when he hit a semi head-on Friday morning. Investigators say the driver was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when the car struck the semi. Verser was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.

The death is Troop D's 99th fatality for 2017.