Quincy Raceways’ “Photo Billy” dies in car accident – powered by KHQA

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OTTUMWA, IOWA — A longtime favorite at Quincy Raceways has died after a tragic car accident Tuesday.

44 year-old Charles Haffer Jr of St. Peters, also known as “Photo Billy” was killed when the car he was riding in was rear-ended by a semi truck near Ottumwa, Iowa.

His longtime sidekick and another passenger in that car, 47 year-old Tony Penberthy of St. Louis also died.

The Iowa State Patrol reports at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday morning, 58 year-old Steven Searls of Auburndale, Florida was driving a semi truck east on Highway 63 at exit 40  when he rear-ended a Pontiac Sunfire driven by 50 year-old Robert Lindsey of O’Fallon, Mo.  Investigators say the car was traveling slowly due to mechanical problems.

Both of Lindsey’s passengers,  Haffer and Penberthy, were killed. Lindsey was injured and taken to Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

According to the patrol, none of the men in the car were wearing their seat belts.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri is handling funeral Arrangements for Haffer.

Visitation is Friday from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo.  Another visitation is scheduled from 9a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday Hutson Funeral Home, with the Funeral at 2p.m.

Burial will take place at Haffer Cemetary, 14 miles outside of Steelville. Click here to view his obituary from the Hutson Funeral Home.

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