Fatal Crash in Ste. Genevieve County

(Rocky Ridge) A Ste. Genevieve man was killed in a traffic accident Thursday night on Highway O in Ste. Genevieve County.

The highway patrol says 51 year old Justin Lea was driving south on Route O when he ran off the road and hit several trees.

The patrol says he wasn’t wearing a safety device and was pronounced dead at the scene by Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Eric Basler.

The accident happened just after nine o’clock Thursday night.