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Victim in car died of smoke inhalation

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By Tom Wilmoth

Police have yet to identify the person found dead inside a burned car off Ole Turnpike Road early last Wednesday morning, but the medical examiner's office has tapped smoke inhalation as the cause of death.

Bedford Police Chief Jim Day said the fire started as the result of a traffic accident.

Day said last week that apparently the driver of the vehicle left the road and traveled 200 feet into brush. Excessive speed might have been a factor, he said.

He said there wasn't any evidence of foul play involved.


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