O'FALLON, Mo. (AP/KMOV.com) -- A motorist in O'Fallon was killed after a limb fell from a dead tree, went through a vehicle windshield and impaled the driver.

Friday afternoon, 48-year-old John Dean of O'Fallon, Missouri was traveling on Highway 79 near Main Street when a branch from a dead tree fell onto the roadway.

The branch went through the windshield and impaled the driver, killing him instantly. 

Route 79 was closed in both directions after the accident.

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