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JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – One person died Thursday afternoon following a fiery crash along Highway CC, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

According to Sgt. Al Nothum, a state police spokesman, the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of Highway CC, just south of S. Buck Creek Road.

The driver of the vehicle lost control, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The vehicle caught fire and the driver died in the fire, Nothum said.

The driver has not been identified.