A St. Louis man who was ejected from an overturning car in Franklin County Tuesday was killed in the crash.

Thomas K. Palozola, 57, was westbound in a 2014 Ford Focus on Interstate 44 west of the 242.2 mile marker at 1:25 p.m. when he lost control of the car at a curve, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report.

The car left the road and then overturned.

Palozola was pronounced dead at the scene by Union Ambulance personnel at 1:36 p.m. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.