A 41-year-old Blackwater man died after being hit by a motor vehicle while mowing the lawn July 21. Chad R. Wolfe was hit by a northbound pickup truck at approximately 1:10 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 41 and Imhoff Drive in Blackwater. After the impact, he came to rest in the ditch alongside Highway 41.

The 16-year-old driver’s vehicle sustained minor damage. The driver did not receive any reported injuries. Wolfe was pronounced dead via phone at 2:50 p.m. and transported directly to Howard Funeral Home. The case was investigated by Missouri Highway Patrol and the Cooper County Sheriff’s Office.