1 dead, 1 injured after SUV crashes into tree and ditch in Jackson Co.

JACKSON COUNTY, MO – One man was killed, and another was injured after an SUV collided with a tree in Jackson County on Friday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened about five miles west of Pevely on southbound Allen Road, south of Rice Road, at 2:06 p.m.

A 2000 Ford Explorer, driven by 41-year-old Hillsboro man Donald R. Eiring, started to skid on loose gravel. The SUV then went off the right side of the road, and then off the left side. The SUV then started to spin before crashing into a tree. The impact caused the vehicle to rotate in the opposite direction before it crashed into a ditch. The SUV then overturned.

Eiring was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:27 p.m.

His passenger, 33-year-old House Springs man Charles A. Clinton, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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