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A man from Licking passed away early Sunday from injuries sustained Saturday night in a crash on Highway 32.

Joseph A. Kaplan, 26, was driving an eastbound 2013 Chevrolet Malibu that failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway, returned to the roadway, ran off the left side of the highway, struck several trees and overturned at 8:27 p.m., said Tpr. Marty Wiseman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident was about five miles west of Licking on Highway 32.

Kaplan, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by air ambulance to Cox South in Springfield, where he passed away at about 1 a.m. Sunday, the patrol said.

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