Sheriff: Driver Dies After Car Strikes Ohio Bridge

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in central Ohio say a man is dead after his vehicle struck a concrete bridge abutment and burst into flames.

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating the fatal crash that occurred Sunday afternoon a few miles north of Circleville.

The office did not identify the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has ordered forensic testing to confirm the man’s identity because of the severity of his injuries.

Authorities say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed his vehicle into the concrete support. Investigators say there was no visible indication he attempted to brake.

The man was not wearing a seat belt.

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