Man dies in Jefferson County auto accident

A man from High Ridge died in an auto accident in Jefferson County Wednesday night.

The Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Jordan Nation-Webb was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis early Thursday morning after an accident on westbound Route F east of Lake Tekakwitha.

Nation-Webb was the passenger with 22-year-old Jay Clark in his 2004 Ford Mustang when Clark did not slow down for the conditions.

The car slid off the left side of the roadway and struck a metal post and a tree.

Clark did survive the accident but suffered moderate injuries. He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.