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Man killed in car wreck on Gateway Rd identified

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A vehicle accident claimed the life of one man in Columbus early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on Gateway Road near Coca Cola Boulevard.

Coroner Buddy Bryan has identified the victim as 37-year-old Dustin Shea Gates, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:22 a.m.

The Columbus Police Department say the vehicle involved in the wreck is a pick-up truck. Police say the vehicle was so badly mangled that they can't determine the make or model at this time.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton say the man was ejected from the pick-up truck.  Coroner Bryan pronounced the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

An autopsy will not be performed, but the victim's blood will be sent to a lab for a toxicology test.

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