Ashland man dies in early morning car accident

Saturday, September 3, 2011 | 5:45 p.m. CDT; updated 2:07 p.m. CDT, Sunday, September 4, 2011

COLUMBIA – An Ashland man died in a car accident on Route MM early this morning. 

Timothy Chavez, 19, was driving a 1990 Honda when the car went off the right side of the road, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. Chavez overcorrected and hit a utility pole, according to the report.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the sole passenger, Justin Zurmiller, 19, was taken to University Hospital with moderate injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

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