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Local man killed in crash

An early morning motor vehicle accident on Tuesday took the life of one area man and left another recovering from injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Adam M. Dallas, 26, of French Village was killed after the car he was driving, a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, overturned on Route D and Hazel Run Road.

The report states that Dallas had initially traveled off the right side of the road. He then over-corrected causing his vehicle to travel off the left side of the road. The vehicle overturned and he was ejected.

Dallas was pronounced dead at Parkland Health Center-Bonne Terre at 9:27 a.m. as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Traveling in the car with Dallas was Elissa R. Byington, 18, of Festus. She received moderate injuries as a result of the accident and was transported by St. Francois County Ambulance to Parkland Health Center-Bonne Terre.

Both Byington and Dallas were, according to the report, wearing safety belts at the time of the accident.


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