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Man dies in single-car crash in Russellville

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:17:56 PM CST   Updated On: Oct 27 2013 09:28:13 PM CDT

A Mid-Missouri man is dead following a single-car crash in Cole County Sunday morning.

Joshua Ortbals, 37, of Russellville, was traveling eastbound on Jefferson Road when his car traveled off the left side of the road, struck a tree and overturned.

The Highway Patrol said the car came to a rest on its wheels. Troopers say they received a report of the crash around 5 a.m., but are not sure exactly when the accident happened.

Ortbals was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.


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