Alton Man Killed After Falling Off Pickup Tailgate

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In Oregon County, a resident of Alton dies after he fell off the back of a pickup tailgate.

On December 24, 2012 at approximately 4:40 p.m., Rick Huckabee, age 53 from Thayer, Missouri was operating a 1990 GMC 2500.

At that said time, Rick Huckabee was towing a trailer through a field while Harold Renfro was riding on the tailgate and fell off. Harold was run over by the trailer.

Harold Renfro was pronounced dead at the scene by Oregon County coroner, Tom Clary, and was then transported to Clary’s Funeral Home in Alton, Missouri.

Rick Huckabee’s 1990 GMC 2500 was undamaged and was left at the scene of the fatality.

This fatality was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop G, Alton Police Department, and the Oregon County Sheriff’s Department.