One man is dead, another man and a woman injured, following a two-car crash in Cooper County around 5:16 a.m. Sunday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29-year-old Joseph Baucom, of St. Louis, was driving behind 51-year-old Kelly Klein on I-70 about 10 miles east of Boonville when he hit the rear of Klein's car, causing it to go off the right side of the road and overturn.
Baucom's car also went off the same side of the road and then stopped.
Klein was pronounced dead at the scene about half hour later.
A passenger in his car, 51-year-old Keely James, and Baucom were both taken to Cooper County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries.