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Rollover accident leaves one dead

A Grants Pass man was pronounced dead at the scene of a vehicle rollover accident in Murphy early this morning after being partially ejected from his vehicle, according to a news release.

Tyler Wurzell, 23, was driving his Dodge Ram truck at 12:14 a.m. along the 1300 block of Spencer Creek Road when it went over a 60- to 80-foot embankment. The vehicle rolled twice before coming to a stop against some trees.

Wurzell was not wearing a safety belt. Three other passengers in the vehicle, two 29-year-old females and a 40-year-old male, received minor injuries but did not require medical transport. All three were wearing their safety belts.

It's not yet confirmed whether intoxicants were a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, Josephine County Sheriff's Office officials said.