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Nathan Patterson dies in crash near Big River Bridge

4:39 AM, Jan 4, 2012   |    comments
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St. Francois County (KSDK)--   A man who was riding in a car died Tuesday after the vehicle ran off Route E in St. Francois County and flipped over.

Missouri Highway Patrol officials say 34 year old Nathan Patterson of Bonne Terre was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

Patrol reports indicate the driver of the car; identified as 37 year old Brian Motley, also of Bonne Terre drove off the pavement and overcorrected while trying to regain control of the car.

The 2000 Chevrolet then crossed the lanes and left the opposite side of the road where the car then flipped over into a ravine.  Patterson was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

The driver is hospitalized with serious injuries.

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