HOWARD COUNTY, Mo. — The Highway Patrol reported investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash in Howard County Sunday morning.

An accident report says the wreck happened on State Highway 5 just north of Route 87 in Howard County at about 11:35 a.m. Sunday.

A vehicle driven by Boonsburough resident John A. Henderson, 46, was traveling south and ran off the left side of the roadway. The car then collided with a utility pole.

Henderson, who was not wearing a seat belt, received minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

Henderson’s passenger, 52-year-old Betty S. Morgan, also of Boonsborough, who was also not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Cooper County Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.