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One man dead in Columbia Co. accident

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VILLAGE OF POYNETTE (WKOW) -- One person is dead after an accident in Columbia County.

The sheriff's office got a 911 call around 3:00 a.m. Saturday to County Highway CS just west of the Village of Poynette. Deputies found an overturned truck about 30 feet off the south side of the highway with a man inside. The man, identified as Scott Schumann, 39, of rural Poynette, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say it appears the truck was going west on Highway CS when it left the road, then overcorrected and crossed both lanes of the road, overturning in the ditch on the opposite side. Deputies say Schumann was not wearing a seatbelt and it appears alcohol was a factor.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Poynette Police Department, Poynette Fire Department, Poynette EMS, Lodi Shell and the Columbia County Medical Examiner's Office.

 The accident is still under investigation.

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