Kennett man killed in car crash

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - A Kennett man was killed Sunday night when his car struck a tree.

The crash happened at 11:15 p.m. on Dunklin County Road 553, south of Kennett.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gary Nelson, 53, was southbound when his 1998 Pontiac Bonneville ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

His passenger, 49-year-old Danny Nelson was pronounced at the scene at 11:38 p.m. by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.

Gary Nelson was taken by ambulance to Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett with moderate injuries.

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