Butler County Man Dies in Solo Crash

A Poplar Bluff driver died after his SUV crashed and caught on fire in Butler County on Tuesday, January 19. Emergency crews were called to the crash just before 1 a.m. on U.S. 160, approximately one mile east of Fairdealing. Officials say Aaron N. Gawthrop, 21, was driving a Chevrolet trailblazer when it went off the roadway, hit two trees and caught fire. Gawthrop was rushed to a Poplar Bluff hospital and died shortly after 2 a.m. Police say Gawthrop’s family has been notified of his death.

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