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Man found dead in wrecked car

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By Becca Owsley

A 59-year-old man was found dead Friday afternoon in a wrecked car on Village Drive.

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The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating the single vehicle wreck. The motorist’s name had not been released Saturday and investigators were awaiting autopsy results, Cleary said.

Elizabethtown Police Sgt. Tim Cleary said the car did not collide with another vehicle, but appeared to run off the roadway and strike a tree near the intersection of Moninda Drive.

Responding emergency personnel found the man inside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.

Cleary said the car’s air bags were deployed.

Police are investigating the wreck and treating it as a crime scene until a cause of death is determined or other evidence is found.