Retired Sheriff’s Deputy Dies in Vehicle Accident in Iron County

(Iron County/Jefferson County) 64-year-old Alan Ainley of Fenton, a retired Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy, died in a single vehicle accident in Iron County on Tuesday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2021 Kia Forte driven by 56-year-old Diana Ainley of Fenton was driving on Highway 21 west of Glover when a tree fell onto the vehicle.

Alan was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Iron County Coroner.

Diana received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Iron County Medical Center.

The accident occurred around 6:09 Tuesday evening.

Alan was a sheriff’s deputy for Jefferson County from September 15, 1987 until his retirement on May 22, 2012.