Lathrop man dies in single car crash on Highway 33

Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-11 09:19:40-04

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. - A 25-year-old Lathrop man died Saturday night, after a single car crash on Highway 33 and Route CC in Clay County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says Jesse A. Walker, 25 of Lathrop died when he was thrown from a 2004 Dodge Neon after failing to negotiate a curve and hitting a tree about 8:40 p.m. 

Walker was not wearing his seat belt.

Koty Walker, 25, a passenger in the car, suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

The highway was shut down for a time while the investigation got underway.

No word on what caused the crash.