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Rollover crash sends Wapello County man to hospital

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday/KTVO

A Wapello County man was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after he lost control of the wheel and crashed near Ottumwa.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. Thursday, on Highway 63 near the Chillicothe turn off.

Wapello County deputies told KTVO at the scene that the driver was traveling home from a medical appointment when his pickup truck ran off the left side of the roadway and rollover in the median.

He was taken to Ottumwa Regional Health Center with unknown injuries.

Investigators say it's still unclear what caused the man to lose control of the wheel.

This is the second crash reported near the Chillicothe turn off this month. Last Wednesday, deputies responded to a three-car pileup at the intersection of Highway 63 and Eddyville Road.

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