2nd Quick Dine death reported

Posted November 1, 2012 at 9:35 am

A second Nevada man has died as the result of injuries suffered when a tractor-trailer rig slammed into the Quick Dine restaurant about 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Vernon County Deputy Coroner Larry Joggerst says John Becker, 71, passed away Thursday evening at Freeman-West Hospital, Joplin, where he was flown after the accident.

Joseph Cole, 54, Nevada, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other restaurant patrons were hurt. Pamela Hoover, 47, Nevada, was taken to Nevada Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. Roger Berning, 60, El Dorado Springs, was flown to Freeman-West Hospital, Joplin, and has been dismissed, apparently to continue his recovery at home.