An 82-year old Smithton man was killed Thursday in a vehicle accident that occurred in Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident at 10:45 a.m. in the 30000 block of Highway V.

According to the online crash report, the accident occurred as the driver exited a Nissan to open a gate but failed to place the vehicle in the park position. The Nissan continued rolling forward and struck 82-year old William E. Klein.

Klein's body was taken to the Pettis County Coroner's Office.

Randy Kirby