East Prairie man dead after car crashes into water-filled ditch

1 person dead after car crashed into ditch in New Madrid Co.

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A vehicle was found in a ditch off of Highway 80 near Matthews, Missouri on Thursday, Feb. 21.

According to the crash report from Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Harold E. Myers, of East Prairie, was found in his vehicle in the ditch.

Myers’ vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck a road sign and bridge and landed in the water-filled ditch.

One driver told Heartland News that traffic is blocked on Hwy. 80 and that MSHP troopers are turning drivers around towards East Prairie.

At 11:11 a.m. Hwy. 80 was reopened.

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