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Teen dies in collision with utility pole

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Marc Cothard

OREGON – An 18-year-old Mount Morris man died early Wednesday when his car struck a utility pole west of Oregon.

Marc Cothard was eastbound in the 1000 block of Oregon Trail Road around 2:25 a.m. when his vehicle went off the right side of the road on a curve and struck the pole, the Ogle County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Cothard was a 2012 Oregon High School graduate and active in the school's musical performances.

The accident is under investigation, Harn said.

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