Local Man Dies After Vehicle Catches Fire

A Smiths Grove man is dead after his vehicle goes up in flames .

The accident happened just before 5 p.m. on July 24, 2007, in Barren County.

The Barren County Sheriff's Dept. says 63-year-old Larry Barnes was attempting to back out of a driveway on Coles-Bend Rd. when he ran off the embankment and hit a road drainage tile.

The vehicle caught on fire and was engulfed in flames. Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene but was not identified until the autopsy was complete July 25.

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