Wheaton man dies in Ridgely wreck

Sunday, July 27, 2014

39-year-old ejected from vehicle in rollover accident

A Wheaton man died Sunday morning when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

At 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Jerad Powell, 39, of Wheaton, was traveling in a 1997 GMC Sierra, going eastbound on Hwy. 76 in Ridgely, when his vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned.

Powell was ejected from the vehicle and, at 2:11 a.m., was pronounced dead at the scene by Jim Fohn, Barry County coroner.

Powell was not wearing a safety device, and his body has been transported to McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

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