BENTON -- A Poplar Bluff man died Wednesday three days after being seriously injured in a single-car accident. Daniel F. Poe, 58, of Poplar Bluff was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred as Poe was traveling at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 55, one mile north of Benton, when he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle went into the median and overturned.
Following the accident, Poe was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center.