The 1997 Ford F150 Holder was driving crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

An Eldon man died after hitting a tree Wednesday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Virgil Holder, 77, of Eldon, died at the scene of an accident on Route Y north of Crews Road in Miller County.

On Wed., May 1 at 6:40 a.m. the 1997 Ford F150 Holder was driving crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree. A Miller County coroner pronounced Holder deceased at 7:40 a.m.

The Ford had extensive damage. The crash report indicated Holder was not wearing a seat belt.