Driver dies after pickup slams into tree

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Dwayne Howell, 52, of Anabel, Missouri. (Amber Draper/KTVO)

A northeast Missouri man is dead following a single-vehicle crash outside Elmer, MO.

The wreck happened at noon on Thursday at the intersection of Highway 3 and Macon County Route J four miles east of Elmer.

Troopers say a small pickup truck driven by Dwayne Howell, 52, of Anabel, Missouri, was northbound on Highway 3.

His truck traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a stop sign, and crossed Route J where it then slammed into a tree and a fence.

Howell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The online crash report states Howell was not wearing a seat belt.

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