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UPDATE: New Virginia man dies in rollover accident

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 4:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 4:23 p.m. CDT
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OST photo by AMY HANSEN Emergency personnel give aid to James Shadden Jr. after an accident this morning at 1617 240th Ave.

A New Virginia man died in a rollover accident 10:14 a.m. today.

According to an Iowa State Patrol report, James Eugene Shadden Jr., 22, of New Virginia, was driving a 2003 Jeep north on 240th Avenue, one-half mile south of Highway 69. The accident's location is north of Osceola.

Shadden lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and came back onto the road. The vehicle rolled once and Shadden was ejected from the vehicle.

Shadden was not wearing his seat belt. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.

According to an Iowa State Patrol officer, speed was a factor in the one-vehicle accident.

Clarke County Fire Department, Clarke County Hospital, Osceola Police Department and Iowa State Patrol responded to the accident.

An air ambulance from Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines also responded for Shadden's injuries.

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