Father of slain Missouri veteran dies in crash - KMOV.com

Father of slain Missouri veteran dies in crash

LOCKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- The father of an Afghanistan war veteran who was killed last year at a southwest Missouri home has died in a one-vehicle crash.

   
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that 60-year-old Philip Clayton, of Lockwood, was killed Sunday afternoon in Dade County. The patrol says Clayton's pickup truck ran off a county road, struck a culvert and overturned in a creek.
   
A relative told the Springfield News-Leader that Clayton had been feeling good in the past few days because a suspect had finally been charged in the killing of his son.
   
Thirty-year-old Chad Clayton was found beaten to death in July in his Lockwood home. A 28-year-old man was arrested last week and charged with second-degree murder.
   
In October, Chad Clayton's mother -- who was Philip Clayton's ex-wife -- died of cancer.
   
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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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