Man ejected from vehicle in crash near Taylor, Mo.

One person is dead after a crash near the 18-Wheeler Restaurant in Taylor, Mo. Wednesday afternoon.

The crash took place on Highway 6, at 2:30 p.m. about two miles west of the U.S. 61 interchange.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Leonard Sims, 31, was traveling West on Highway 6 when he pulled out on a curve to pass another car.

He hit an oncoming vehicle and was ejected from his vehicle.

Sims was taken Blessing Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 p.m.

Two people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Authorities said Sims was not wearing a seat belt.

Traffic was at a standstill for about two hours as emergency crews worked at the scene.