Goodnight Car Crash Claims A Life

One person died following an auto crash at 10:15 p.m., Wednesday night.

Troopers say that 77-year-old Samuel Kinley Shoels of Clarendon was driving a 2007 Buick LeSabre north on 287 near mile marker 158.

They say his car skidded into a ditch before going into a side skid as it reached the pavement in the northbound rest area.

The car hit a tree before coming to rest in a ditch.

Shoels was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger 61-year-old, Ella Bryley was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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