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Ava Man Dies in Crash

A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Douglas County last night, Feb. 22.
Nathan I. Schmude, 30, of Ava, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 8:40 p.m. on Feb. 22.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Schmude was driving a 2000 Honda Civic on Highway 76 a mile west of Denlow.
The crash investigation showed that Schmude lost control over a hill crest and traveled off of the left side of the road. The vehicle overturned several times and ejected Schmude.