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.