Danny Stidham Obituary, Death – A terrible accident that took place on Highway 63 in the northern part of Boone County on Monday afternoon resulted in the deaths of two people who were traveling from the middle of the state, according to state troopers. The location of the accident was in the northern part of Boone County.
Danny Stidham, 72, of Harrisburg, Missouri, was struck by a tractor trailer that was being driven by a man from Fayette who did not slow down enough near Sturgeon, as stated in the report of the accident that was filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred when the Fayette man did not slow down enough. When the collision occurred, Stidham was going very slowly in the right lane of northbound State Route 63 when he was hit by the vehicle.
Stidham was a native of the city of Harrisburg. According to the state police, a collision took place between the vehicle that was being driven by Stidham and a semi that was being driven by Carl McDonald, who is 60 years old. McDonald was behind the wheel of the semi.
According to the report that was filed by the Patrol, both Stidham and McDonald were unable to be brought back to life after their bodies were found at the scene of the accident and pronounced dead. At the scene of the accident, three agents from the Missouri Department of Conservation provided assistance to the troopers who were there on behalf of the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
The agents happened to be in the area at the time of the accident. Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District stated, in an interview with 939 the Eagle, that personnel from the fire district assisted at the scene of the crash as well. The fire district was kind enough to supply us with this information.