A Salem man lost his life Tuesday as a result of a one-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route M one mile south of Highway 8 in Crawford County, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

James L. Vaughn, 78, was declared deceased at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday by Crawford County Deputy Coroner Nikki Bussell. His next of kin has been notified.

A highway patrol crash report states Vaughn was northbound at 2 p.m. Tuesday operating a 2003 Ford Taurus when it traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a driveway, overturned, struck a tree and ejected Vaughn.

The Ford sustained total damage and was removed from the scene by Miles Towing.

The incident is Troop I’s second fatality of January and 2021.