TOWN OF CLAYTON — A Gays Mills man was killed early Sunday after being ejected from his vehicle in a rollover crash in Crawford County.

Crawford County authorities were notified of the crash on Hwy. 171 near Old 61 Road about 3:40 a.m.

Steve A Collins, 48, was driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway before striking a small sign. The vehicle re-entered the roadway before going off a steep embankment and back into the eastbound lane. The vehicle then began sliding in the roadway before it overturned, ejecting Collins from the vehicle, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

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Collins was taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities did not release the cause of the crash.

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