O’Fallon Man Killed in One-Car Crash on Highway 61

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A one-car crash on Highway 61 left one man dead and one seriously injured early Tuesday afternoon.

Larry G. Witt, 67, of O’Fallon, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring northbound on Highway 61 south of Route W just before 1 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the car went off the right-hand side of the road, hit an embankment, and overturned. Both Witt and a passenger, Jerold C. Broeker, 56, also of O’Fallon, were ejected from the vehicle.

Witt was pronounced dead at the scene. Broeker sustained serious injuries and was transported to SSM St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt.