SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — A Sweet Springs man is dead after a crash in Saline County Monday morning.

The wreck was reported in the southbound lane of State Highway 127, just south of 150th Road at 8:00 a.m. Monday.

Russell A. Sims, 51, suffered an undisclosed medical episode, resulting in his vehicle running off the left side of the roadway.

His truck then struck a fence and embankment before coming to rest.

Sims was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 9:00 a.m. Monday.