Man dead after head on collision in Dunklin Co.

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - A Kennett man is dead following a head on collision Tuesday afternoon.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Danny Thomas, 24, was driving west on U.S. Highway 412 near Kennett around 3:40 p.m. when he attempted to pass some other vehicles.

Troopers said Thomas then hit a truck head on in the other lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thomas was not wearing a seat belt, according to MSHP.

The driver of the truck, Jerry Carnell of Kennett, was taken to a Kennett hospital with moderate injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

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