MU Professor Dies in Crash

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In Boone County, a newly hired professor at the University of Missouri was killed in a crash on Highway 63.

On November 17, 2012 at approximately 6:35 p.m., Anthony Peccoux, age 32 from Columbia, Missouri was operating a 2012 Voltkwagen Jetta.

At that said time and place, Anthony was traveling in the northbound direction on Highway 63 and just south of Turkey Creek. The crash occurred as Anthony travelled off the right side of the roadway and collided with a concrete culvert.

Anthony Peccoux was transported by ambulance to the University Hospital where he pronounced dead by Dr. Matt Robinson. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Anthony Peccoux was wearing a seat belt during the time of the crash.

Anthony Peccoux’s 2013 Volkswagen Jetta received moderate damages and was towed by Tiger Towing.

Anthony Peccoux came to the University of Missouri from France last March as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Anthony was expected to boost the state’s wine and grape industry as he was the leader in viticulture and wine and grape programs. He has participated in wine conferences and provided his expertise regarding the effects of the drought on the wine industry. Anthony received his diploma from the Wine School of Macon-Davaye in France and his doctorate in plant physiology from the University of Bordeaux Segalen in France.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop F. This is troop F’s 56th fatality for 2012.



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