2nd man in Nevada restaurant when truck hit dies

NEVADA, Mo. (AP) - A second man who was in a southwest Missouri diner when a semitrailer plowed into more than a week ago it has died of his injuries.

KOAM-TV reports 71-year-old John Becker of Nevada, Missouri died Thursday at Freeman Hospital in Joplin from injuries he suffered when a truck crashed into the Quick Dine Restaurant on October 19th.  Becker was a customer at the diner.

The crash also killed 54-year-old Joseph Cole of Nevada, Missouri. Investigators say the truck driver couldn't avoid a car that pulled in front of him, hitting both the car and then the diner.

Two other diners at the restaurant also were injured in the crash.

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