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Cherokee man dies in accident

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Chris Murphy

Staff Writer

A Cherokee Village man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in Alton, Mo., March 26.

According to a report by Sgt. D. D. Finley with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Gary M. Erath, 57, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina west on Highway 160, three miles east of Alton when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the car. The car ran off the right side of the highway, overturned and struck a nearby tree and fence, Finley said.

Erath was pronounced dead at the scene by acting Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary.

The wreck occurred at 4:40 p.m.

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