Independence man dies in Missouri crash

The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 20-year-old Independence man was killed in a Friday afternoon traffic crash in central Missouri.

Gordon M. Robinson was driving his 2008 Mazda northbound on U.S. 63 in Osage County when he lost control and veered into the path of an oncoming truck, according to the patrol. The truck hit his car, knocking it down a steep embankment. The truck driver was not injured. The patrol said Robinson was not using a seat belt.