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One dead after being hit by a truck in Camden County

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One man is dead and two others were seriously injured after being hit by a truck Wednesday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report said the incident happened at 9:48 p.m. on Highway Z, just south of Coffman Bend Drive.

According to the online crash report, three men were out of their vehicles when they were all hit by a truck driven by 55-year-old Kevin Manns of Climax Springs.

The crash report said one man was in the roadway out of their vehicle when another man pulled over to help. After, another man stopped to help both the two men in the roadway.

Manns hit all three victims in the roadway, seriously injuring two men and killing 67-year-old Phillip Johnston of Climax Springs.

Gerald Beck, 49 and Sean Johnston, 43, of Climax Springs were seriously injured in the crash.

This is the first deadly crash in Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop F division.

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