Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Jefferson County Fatal Accident
JEFFERSON CO. -- An accident in Jefferson County early Saturday morning has left one man dead and one person severely injured.
Jefferson County Coroner, Eddie Joe Marks, says the crash happened sometime around 5:00 a.m. Saturday on Dix-Irvington Road near Grand Prairie School.
Marks say Michael Cole, 33, of Mt. Vernon was traveling westbound on Dix-Irvington when he left the roadway, causing his vehicle to hit a tree.
Marks says Cole was killed instantly from the crash.
A female passenger was also in the car. Marks says she was taken to a nearby hospital in Centralia, and then taken to St. Louis University Hospital. Her name has not been released, and there is no word on her injuries.
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