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A 54-year-old man from Pleasant Hope died in a head-on collision about six miles north of Springfield on Saturday night, April 1.

John S. Smith was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, according to an online report posted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Smith was driving a 2011 Ford Edge north on Route H (known as Glenstone Avenue in city limits) and his vehicle collided head-on with a 2006 GMC Sierra driven by Gregory A. Lenox, of Buffalo, at 10:10 p.m., according to the report.

Lenox, 51, also was taken to Mercy Hospital.

The collision happened near East Farm Road 48. The online report does not state how the collision occurred.

Springfield Daily Citizen staff