Ottumwa Man Killed in Single-Car Crash

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VAN BUREN COUNTY, Iowa -- An Ottumwa man is dead after crashing in Van Buren County Friday.

The Iowa State Patrol said 55-year-old Michael Lawson was headed northbound on County Road V-56 when he ran a stop sign at County Road J-40. He crossed through the intersection and slammed into an embankment, where he died.

Authorities have not said yet whether they believe impairment or excessive speed played a factor in crash.

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