Wrong way driver causes fatal crash

A 71-year-old man is dead after a head-on crash Saturday.

A 71-year-old man is dead after a crash on Highway AB south of Richland Saturday.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Samuel Wood was heading west on Highway AB when his Ford Escape was hit head-on by a Buick Rivera driving in the wrong lane.

The Buick was driven by 41-year-old Darriel McDaniels, of Richland.

Wood was pronounced dead at the scene.

McDaniels was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.