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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – One person is dead and another seriously injured after an accident in Jefferson County.

The accident happened in the 13000 block of Highway CC shortly before 1 p.m. when a U-Haul hit a tree, overturned, and caught fire.

Michael Akers, 58, died at the scene. Christopher Akers, 19, was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis. Both men hail from Festus, Mo.

An accident reconstruction team is at the scene investigating the accident.