BENTON -- A Sikeston man died of injuries sustained in a car accident Thursday evening in Scott County.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 5:50 p.m. on County Road 330, three miles east of Benton, the accident occurred when northbound motorist Alex M. Johnson, 20, of Sikeston ran his vehicle off the right side of the road and went airborne. The vehicle returned back onto the road, ran off the left side of the road and overturned, coming to a rest in a ditch.
Johnson was ejected through the driver's side of the window. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:10 p.m. by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.