EAST PRAIRIE -- A Mississippi County man sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident Sunday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:15 a.m. in Mississippi County on Missouri Highway 80, five miles east of East Prairie, an accident occurred as motorist David C. Abner, 26, of East Prairie ran his vehicle off the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to a rest in a partially water-filled ditch.
Abner was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 3:25 a.m. by Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker.
Abner's passengers, Craig A. Linehart, 25, of East Prairie received moderate injuries and Jessie N. Patrick, 25, of Sikeston sustained minor injuries. Both were taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.