MONITEAU COUNTY, Mo. – A Sedalia, Mo. resident was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident this morning in Moniteau County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Joshua Blakenship, 27, was westbound on U.S. 50 just east of the Business 50 West junction when he crossed the center-line.

Blakenship then struck an eastbound vehicle head-on driven by Graden D Lovelace, 20, of New Haven, Mo. Both vehicles caught fire.

Lovelace was pronounced dead at the scene. Blakenship was air-lifted to University Hospital is serious condition is current condition is unknown.