Desoto man killed in early-morning crash

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(KTVI) – The Missouri Highway Patrol says one person was killed early Monday morning in a car crash in Jefferson County.

The accident happened around 4:45 a.m. on northbound Route JJ, just south of Singer Lane. Authorities say the car left the roadway and struck a tree.  It overturned and the driver was ejected and died at the scene.

Authorities have identified the driver as Michael Cooper, 53, of Desoto, Missouri.   He was the only person in the car.

There were no other injuries reported.