A drowning death in Morgan County last week was the 50th of the year so far across the state. 51-year old Jerrold S. Wilson of Stover was pronounced dead on the scene after being found face down in the water October 3rd. According to Highway Patrol statistics, there were only 33 drowning deaths reported last year. As of October 5th, there had already been seven deaths from vehicle accidents in the month, bringing the yearly total to 666. Along with six boating-related deaths, there have been a combined 722 total fatalities reported so far in 2017.