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SE Mo. man dies after car crash, 2 others hurt

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - An East Prairie man died after a crash on Saturday afternoon in Mississippi County, Missouri.

The wreck happened around 2:15 p.m. on County Road 413, south of Branley Road.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a car driven by Christopher M. Byassee, 21, of East Prairie was southbound when the car went off the right side of the road before hitting a tree.

A passenger, Bobby J. Counts, 25, of East Prairie, was taken by EMS to Missouri Delta Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Another passenger, Travis R. Matheney, 20, of East Prairie, received serious injuries and was taken by Air Evac to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

Byassee received minor injuries and was taken by EMS to a Cape Girardeau hospital. Troopers say the car's occupants were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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