Mineral Point Pedestrian Dies after being Struck by Big Rig in Washington County

(Springtown)  A man from Mineral Point was struck and killed Friday night just after 11 o’clock by a tractor-trailer in Washington County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 33-year-old John A. Laws was walking in the road on Highway 8, just west of ‘U’ Highway when he was struck by the big rig driven by 44-year-old Kenneth L. Lyons of Bonne Terre.

After striking Laws with the vehicle, the 2006 Peterbilt began to skid and ran off the right side of the road.

Laws was taken to Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi where he was pronounced dead at 12:28 early Saturday morning.