Springfield man killed in single car accident in Region 8

HOWELL COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A Springfield man was killed in a one car accident in Region 8 Thursday morning.

The accident happened around 9:30 Thursday morning on US Highway 63 just south of West Plains.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Charles Hawkins ran off the right side of the road, and overturned several times hitting a group of tress and fence.

Hawkins was ejected from the SUV, and pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police he was not wearing a seat belt. The passenger in the car, Thomas Smith, was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

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