Single vehicle crash in Adair County Saturday claims life of a son and father

A single vehicle crash in Adair County Saturday morning at 9:35 am claimed the life of a son and his father. The accident happened on Route J, 2 miles northwest of Adair when 54 year old Charles R. Patchin of Brashear was northbound and his pickup went off the east side of the roadway,  became airborne and struck a river embankment, ejecting both the driver and his father, 80 year old Robert E. Patchin of Brashear from the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Adair County Coroner. The Patrol’s Major Crash Investigation Unit Team 2 was summoned to aid in the investigation. The Patrol was also assisted by the Kirksville Fire Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Adair County Ambulance personnel.