Driver dead, passenger injured in Maries County crash

A man died Tuesday evening in a Maries County car crash. (KRCG 13)

One man died and his 19-year-old passenger was injured Monday night in a car crash.

Daryl Burke, 44, was driving a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria at 9:40 p.m. westbound on Highway 42, about four miles west of Belle, when he approached a curve in the road and drove off the highway. The vehicle overturned and Burke, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nineteen-year-old Kory Burke, a passenger, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. He was wearing a seatbelt, the MSHP report stated.

The fatal crash was the third such incident to which MSHP Troop I has responded in May.

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