MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - One man is dead after being thrown from his vehicle during a rollover crash early Thursday morning.

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Nov. 10, Montgomery County Deputies were dispatched to an accident that occurred on Highway 160 close to County Road 5000. On arrival, officers found a Chevrolet Trailblazer on its side in the ditch and the body of 49-year-old Tracy Adam Hale, of Elk City, a short distance away.

Authorities report that hale was thrown from his vehicle during the crash and died on scene from his wounds. It is unknown why the Trailblazer left the road at this time but the investigation is ongoing.