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Canton man dies following crash on I-77 near Bolivar

| August 18, 2023

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP (WJER) (Aug. 18, 2023) – The State Highway Patrol says a Canton man has died following a single vehicle crash on I-77 just north of the Bolivar exit.

The victim was 51-year-old Gary Powell.

Troopers say Powell’s 2019 Ford F250 pickup truck was traveling northbound on I-77 when it went across the median and both lanes of I-77 south before striking some small trees and a fence at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Powell was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Troopers say alcohol is not believed to have been a factor and Powell was wearing a seatbelt.

It’s unclear at this time what caused Powell to lose control of his vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.

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