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Mo. Police Chief Succumbs to Crash Injuries

Leadwood's police chief died Sunday night due to injuries he sustained in a crash on Nov. 29, according to KMOV-TV.

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Police Chief Jerry Hicks, 69, was en route to pick up members of an inmate work crew at Potosi Prison when he hit an icy patch on State Highway 8 in Washington County.

He lost control of his vehicle before slamming into a tree, according to the news station.

Hicks was transported to Washington County Hospital and later flown to St. John's in St. Louis where he died on Sunday at approximately 5 p.m.

Hicks is survived by his adult children.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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