MARIES COUNTY —One person died in an accident just after 4p.m. Wednesday in Maries County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Cody J. Smith, 28, Belle, was westbound on Highway M three miles west of Belle.
The vehicle traveled off the road and struck a tree.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Sassman's Chapel. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.