Tree limb falls through windshield, killing driver

O’FALLON, Mo. – A motorist in Missouri is dead after a limb fell from a dead tree, went through a vehicle windshield and impaled the driver.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 2:15 p.m. Friday on Route 79 near Main Street in the suburban St. Louis town of O’Fallon.

The driver has been identified by the Missouri State Highway Patrol as 48-year-old John Dean. He was pronounced dead by EMS at around 2:30pm.

The patrol says the driver was apparently alone in the vehicle when the limb fell.  Route 79 was closed in both directions after the accident.

O’Fallon is about 30 miles west of St. Louis.

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