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Fatal crash on route 80 in Logan County

A single vehicle crash on Route 80 at Elk Creek in Logan County today killed a man.

Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident Wednesday. Deputies observed a burgundy SUV in a culvert completely submerged. A male body was nearby on the bank.

Police identified the victim as 78-year-old Edward Wayne Ernest of Elk Creek. Ernest was pronounced dead on scene by the medical examiner.

The crash is under investigation

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