Cuba Man Succumbs to Injuries After Pickup Truck Crash in Crawford County

(Cuba) A man from Cuba died a few hours after being flown to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis after a pickup truck crash early Monday morning in Crawford County.

The Highway Patrol says the accident happened on I-44 eastbound at mile marker 207.8, just west of Cuba when a Ford Ranger driven by 33-year-old Justin Studdard ran off the road, struck an embankment, the truck overturned and came to rest on it’s side.

Studdard was partially thrown from the vehicle.

After the crash Studdard was still alive and he was flown to the St. Louis hospital.

The accident happened at about 1:20 a.m. and Studdard was pronounced dead by hospital staff just before 11 o’clock Monday morning.