Crash Kills One in Jefferson City

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JEFFERSON CITY -The driver of the blue 1995 GMC Yukon that was ejected and killed in a vehicle accident has been identified as Andrew M. Thomas of Jefferson City.

At 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning, Thomas swerved off the motorway at the intersection of US Highway 54 East and US Highway 63 South in Jefferson City.

He was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a news release by the Jefferson City Police Department, the vehicle "swerved from the passing lane of US Highway 54 East across the ramp to US Highway 63 South and struck the guardrail." The vehicle continued over the guardrail and off of the road.

Thomas was not wearing a seat belt.

The Jefferson City Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the accident.