Southeast Missouri man killed in one vehicle accident

MALDEN, MO (KAIT) - A Malden man was killed in a one vehicle accident on Christmas night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

According to a crash report, Darrell J. McDowell, 45, of Malden was killed when his vehicle ran off the road and hit a utility pole off of Dunklin County Road 222, two miles south of Malden.

Police said McDowell's 2000 GMC Sierra was not able to handle a curve.

McDowell was not wearing a seat belt, according to police. He was pronounced dead by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.

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