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Poplar man killed in Douglas County crash

A Poplar man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the town of Hawthorne on Friday, Sept. 28, at about 8:24 p.m.

Pepper Craft, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Craft was the driver and sole occupant of a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice that was southbound on County Highway P near Olson Lane when it left the roadway at high speed and struck trees.

He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the sheriff's office.

The incident remains under investigation.