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Missouri Highway Patrol said Eddie J. Johnson, Jr., 45, of Alton was driving a ’07 Chevy Trailblazer westbound on Hwy. 160 when he ran off the left side of the road, struck a driveway approach and overturned at 11:56 a.m. Monday.
Johnson was thrown out of the vehicle and was taken to Ozarks Regional Medical Center (OMC), where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Sonia Gerlick at 1:50 p.m.
Johnson was the Alton Fire Chief and a member of the Alton Police Department. He was also an Oregon County Sheriff’s Department reserve officer.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Clary Funeral Home in Alton.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Alton High School, on School Street just off of Vine Street, with interment to follow at Cave Springs Cemetery.
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