Walnut Grove man killed after falling out of the back of a pickup truck

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Published: Jun. 10, 2023 at 10:27 AM CDT
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DADE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A man from Walnut Grove has died after he fell out of the back of a pickup truck early Saturday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a Dodge Laramie driven by a 39-year-old man was heading up a hill near the Mutton Creek Marina & Campgrounds at Stockton Lake around 1:50 a.m.

As the truck went up the hill, 27-year-old Kelby Fortner fell off the tailgate and died.

This marks MSHP Troop D’s 54th fatal crash for 2023.

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