Man dies after traffic accident in Cherokee County

October 01, 2018 - 5:07 am

One man has died after an early morning crash Sunday. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office it happened on Highway 166 just before 4:00 a.m. 

42-year-old Gabriel Gilmore of Columbus, was driving a pickup truck westbound on Highway 166 east of Baxter Springs. Gilmore's truck crossed the center line, entered the ditch, and struck a culvert. The truck rolled and Gilmore was thrown from the vehicle. 

Gilmore was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.

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