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This story has been corrected to reflect the crash occurred Thursday night. It was originally reported to have occurred Thursday morning.
By Echo Menges
Scotland County, MO – Friday, December 23, 2022 – A young Memphis man, Jason R. Gingerich, 20, was pronounced dead following a single-vehicle rollover crash late Thursday night, December 22.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Gingerich was traveling northbound on Highway 15 in a 2002 Jeep Wrangler when he struck a deer approximately eight miles south of Memphis.
The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, and overturned partially ejecting the driver before coming to rest in the roadway. The crash occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Gingerich was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Acting Scotland County Coroner Erik Bryn pronounced the driver deceased at the scene at 12:08 a.m. Friday.
The MSHP, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Scotland County Ambulance District, and Scotland County Coroner’s Office responded to the call.