A St. Clair area man died Sunday morning after the pickup truck he was driving ran off the road and crashed, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported. 

The patrol said 65-year-old Earl D. Briggs was eastbound on Mill Hill Road when he lost control. 

The 1992 Dodge pickup he was driving ran off the right side of the road, struck a fence and a tree, then overturned, according to the preliminary patrol report. 

Briggs, who was not wearing a safety belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by St. Clair Ambulance personnel, the patrol reported. 

The 8:11 a.m. crash happened at Brush Creek Road.