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.