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Rural Columbus Man Dies in Early Morning Crash


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Just after 4:00 am on Sunday, September 30, 2018, emergency personnel were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover crash east of Baxter Springs near Southeast 82nd and Highway 166.

The preliminary investigation indicates Gabriel Gaither Gilmore, 42, of rural Columbus, was traveling westbound on Highway 166 when the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 he was driving crossed the centerline, entered the south ditch and struck a culvert, causing the vehicle to roll and ejecting Gilmore, who died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

There were no other occupants of the vehicle.

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