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Butler man killed in single vehicle rollover on I-49

Posted at 7:40 AM, Nov 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 13:34:21-05

A 23 year-old Butler man was killed in a single vehicle rollover on I-49 near the Harrisonville exit early Sunday morning.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says Alexander M. Jenkins was driving a 2004 Jeep southbound on I-49 when he traveled off the left side of the roadway, hit a guardrail end and began overturning.

He was ejected into the southbound lane of traffic where he was pronounced dead.

Jenkins was not wearing a seatbelt.

Northbound I-49 was shut down at the Harrisonville exit until nearly 7:00 a.m. while troopers worked the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.