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Oxford man dies in single-vehicle wreck

Posted August 15, 2010

— A 19-year-old Oxford man died in a single-vehicle wreck in northern Granville County Saturday morning, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Troopers said that a vehicle driven by Austin Scott Jones ran off the right side of Little Mountain Creek Road, near Mountain Road in Stovall, around 6:40 a.m. Jones brought the vehicle back onto the road but over-corrected. The vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a ditch, then a tree.

Jones died of his injuries.

Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt, and alcohol was not involved.

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  • holdeng Aug 16, 2010

    My heart goes out to the family. So many young lives being lost in car wrecks.