30-year-old man killed in De Soto rollover accident

DE SOTO, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A 30-year-old man was killed in Jefferson County last night after being ejected in a rollover collision that struck multiple mailboxes and a culvert.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened about 4.5 miles west of De Soto on westbound Route H, near Maness Road, at 7:50 p.m. when the 30-year-old driver of a 2020 Toyota Tacoma failed to properly round a turn in the roadway.

The driver, Pevely man Matthew J. Conn, then ran off the left side of the road and hit a mailbox and the curb head-on. The vehicle spun out and then struck a second mailbox before rolling over.

Conn was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 8:12 p.m.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.


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