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RAVANNA, Mo – A crash was fatal Wednesday morning, September 28, in Mercer County involving two vehicles on US 136 Highway at Ravanna, east of Princeton.

The Princeton resident, Thomas Gavigan, 37, was driving east and began to lose control, reportedly swerving off the left side of the road, and then the right side.  A westbound vehicle also attempted to swerve to avoid the car, but the two collided in the turn lane.

Gavigan was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was not wearing a seat belt according to the crash report.  The other driver, John Campbell of Unionville was taken to Northeast Medical with moderate injuries.