Eugene man killed in Miller County ATV accident

Lake Sun Leader

A Eugene man was killed in the early morning hours on Friday in an ATV accident on Eugene Road at Shepherd Street in Miller County. 

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report states that 35-year-old Kevin Eckstein of Eugene was heading northbound when he traveled off the right side of the roadway in his 1985 Suzuki, struck a mailbox and overturned. Eckstein was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Barbara Bennett on the scene and was transported to Phillips Funeral Home. His next of kin has been notified. 

The Highway Patrol was assisted in the response by the Miller County Sheriff's Office. According to the patrol, this is the fourth fatality of July for Troop F and 38th fatality overall in 2020.