Man dies in crash with dump truck in Mexico

11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, October 16 2017 Oct 16, 2017 Monday, October 16, 2017 2:32:00 PM CDT October 16, 2017 in News
By: Drew Bradley and Jordan Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MEXICO - A 27-year-old man died after his car collided with a dump truck in Mexico, Mo.

According the the Mexico Public Safety Department, Domonique Powell, of Louisiana, Mo., was traveling westbound on US Highway 54 around 6 a.m. His car crossed the centerline and hit a dump truck heading eastbound. Both vehicles then caught fire. 

Jason Nelson, 46, of Jefferson City, was able to escape the vehicle before the fire spread into the cabin of his dump truck, and was treated at the scene. Powell was pronounced dead when authorities from Mexico and Audrain County arrived on the scene.

US Highway 54 bypass was closed for four hours, then reduced to one lane of traffic for another hour and a half. 

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