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UPDATE: OC Sheriff still investigating fatal accident

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The Ohio County Sheriff’s department (OCSD) is still investigating a one vehicle accident that left the victim burned beyond recognition late Sunday night.

According to a press release from the OCSD, on Sunday night around 10:20 p.m., the OCSD responded to a call in reference to an accident that took place just east of mile marker 11 on State Route 54 in Fordsville.

The initial investigation revealed a 1993 Toyota four door was traveling east on State Route 54 when it left the roadway at a high rate of speed. The vehicle traveled 470 feet before impacting a set of trees. The vehicle veered left and became airborne for a brief period of time before it struck another set of trees and a rock before coming to rest facing in a north bound direction. The vehicle was soon engulfed in flames.

A victim was pulled form the wreckage after the fire was put out. The body of the victim was burned beyond recognition. The Ohio County Coroner’s Office and the OCSD are working to identify the victim.

Deputies received information there may have been another person in the vehicle when the accident occurred. An extensive search of the area was conducted by the members of the OCSD and the Kentucky State Police, but no one was found. The OCSD is still investigating whether or not anyone else was in the vehicle.

If you have any information regarding the accident, you are encouraged to call the OCSD at (270) 298-4444.


UPDATE:  The victim of the crash has been identified as Dexter Coleman England, Jr., 40, of Grayson County.


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