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On August 9, 2014, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Benjamin McMellen, age 41 of Warrensburg, Missouri was operating a 1995 Volvo 960. Rebecca Harris, age 34 of Bosworth, Missouri was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.
Benjamin McMellen was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Missouri. Rebecca Harris received serious injuries and was taken to University of Kansas Medical Center by EMS.
This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Trooper Cunningham, SGT Green, CPL Ward and the Ray County Sheriff's Department.