Wheatland mayor, wife die in car crash in Miller County

MILLER COUNTY, Mo. The mayor of Wheatland and his wife were killed in a traffic accident in Miller County Saturday night.

Harold ‘Rowdy’ Rempfer was trying to make a left turn from Allen Road onto U-S- 54. Rempfer pulled into the path of an oncoming pick-up truck.

The driver of the truck hit the driver’s side of the vehicle that Rempfer was driving. Both vehicles were forced off the roadway onto the median.

Rempfer was not wearing his seatbelt. His wife, Julia, was wearing hers.

Both died at the scene.

The highway patrol report does not say if the driver of the pick-up truck was hurt, though his vehicle was moderately damaged by the collision.