Malden man killed in weekend crash
A single-vehicle crash Sunday, July 30, 2017 claimed the life of a Malden man.
The crash happened around 12:17 p.m. in Butler County on Highway 53, about a half-mile south of Poplar Bluff.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49-year-old John D. Minks was driving a Pontiac G6 northbound and, for an unknown reason, the car went off the right side of the road. Minks was thrown from the car.
He was rushed by ambulance to a Poplar Bluff hospital where he later died. Troopers report that Minks was not wearing a seat belt.