Driver killed after crashing into building identified - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Driver killed after crashing into building identified

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OHIO CO., KY (WFIE) -

An investigation into a fatal accident, which resulted in a building and a vehicle catching fire, is underway in Ohio County.

The press release from the Ohio County Sheriff's Department says the accident happened on Highway 231 in Utica, around 6:00 a.m. Sunday. According to the release, 33-year-old Elmer Glen Watts, Jr., of Owensboro was driving south on the highway when he, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and drove into a building.

No one was inside of the building when the wreck occurred.

After the vehicle was in the building, both the vehicle and the building caught fire. The release states Watts was pronounced dead at the scene.

We will update this story once more information becomes available.

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