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25-year-old Lathrop, Mo., man ejected and killed when car slams into tree

Jesse A. Walker, 25, of Lathrop, Mo., died Saturday night after being ejected when the car he was driving slammed into a tree near Holt, Mo. A passenger in the car was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. This Google Maps Street View is from May 2015.
Jesse A. Walker, 25, of Lathrop, Mo., died Saturday night after being ejected when the car he was driving slammed into a tree near Holt, Mo. A passenger in the car was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. This Google Maps Street View is from May 2015. Courtesy of Google Maps

A 25-year-old Lathrop, Mo., man died Saturday night after the car he was driving slammed into a tree and he was ejected from the vehicle.

Jesse A. Walker died in the crash that occurred about 8:40 p.m. on Missouri Route 33 at Route CC near Holt, Mo., according to a preliminary crash report from the Missouri Highway Patrol. Walker was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

A 25-year-old passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, according to the highway patrol.

Walker had been headed north in a 2004 Dodge Neon on Missouri 33 when the car reached a curve, left the road and struck a tree.

Walker was ejected in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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