Dittmer man dead after car crashes into tree on Hwy 30

DITTMER, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a tree on Highway 30 in Jefferson County early this morning, according to information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on westbound Hwy 30, near West Forest Hills Drive in Dittmer, at about 3 a.m., when the driver of a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria went off the left side of the roadway. The driver, 68-year-old Dittmer man Randy C. McDowell, then crashed into a tree.

McDowell was pronounced dead at 3:34 a.m.

He was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

No other people were injured in the collision.

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