One dead following head-on crash in DeSoto -

One dead following head-on crash in DeSoto

(KMOV) -- One man is dead after a head-on accident on Missouri Highway 21 Tuesday night.

Authorities said the accident happened around 8:43 p.m., about a half mile from Mothershead Rd. on Hwy. 21 in DeSoto.  Police said driver Ernest Jones, 42, of De Soto, and passenger Seth Crumpton, 24, of De Soto, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on.

Frank Ciliberto, 74, of Potosi, was driving the other vehicle. Ciliberto's vehicle traveled off the side of the road and overturned.   He was also ejected from his vehicle.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Crumpton suffered minor injuries and Ciliberto was airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital with serious injuries.

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