Missouri State Highway Patrol

A Leslie man was killed in a head-on crash Wednesday, June 12, just west of Union.

Christopher M. Brown, 40, was pronounced dead at 5:42 p.m. following the crash, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary crash report.

Brown was the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The crash report states a second car, a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Derek R. Gillespie, 18, Owensville, crossed the centerline and struck Brown’s vehicle head-on.

The crash took place on Highway 50 east of Route EE just after 4 p.m.

Brown was wearing a seat belt in the crash. He was transported by Union EMS to Mercy Hospital Washington. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Gillespie and a passenger, Clayton C. Tyree, 18, Owensville, sustained serious injuries in the crash. Gillespie, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Washington EMS.

Tyree, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Union EMS.