DAWN, MO – A deadly accident in Livingston County early Friday morning took the life of a Utica resident.

The incident involved Samuel Vanhorn, 26, who was the driver of a vehicle that departed from the roadway at Route C in Dawn at approximately 1:30 a.m. The vehicle reportedly skidded off the road striking a utility pole, then became airborne across a creek bed. The vehicle landed upside down on the opposite bank, and slid into the creek on its driver’s side. Vanhorn was pronounced dead at the scene.