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Perryville man dies in towing accident

PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A Perryville man was killed in an accident Saturday afternoon while hooking up a tractor trailer, according to Perry County Coroner Herb Miller.

Miller said Michael Schmidt was pronounced dead at 1:32 p.m. on Saturday at Schmidt Wrecker Service on St. Joseph Road in Perryville. Schmidt is the owner of the business.

While hooking up a recently wrecked tractor trailer, Miller said Schmidt was caught below the right tires when the vehicle dropped.

Miller said Schmidt was a great man of the community and will be missed by many.

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