Buckhorn man dead after being ejected during crash on I-44 in Waynesville

WAYNESVILLE, MO (PULASKI COUNTY) – A man from Buckhorn was killed in a rollover crash near Waynesville on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on eastbound I-44, near mile marker 157.6, at 1:26 p.m.

52-year-old Johnny M. Curtis was driving a 2002 GMC Yukon when he traveled off the right side of the roadway. He collided with a sign, then with an embankment. The impact caused the vehicle to go airborne and overturn.

Curtis was ejected during the crash. He was taken to the hospital, and at 2:15 p.m., he was pronounced dead.

No other people were reported as injured.

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