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Man killed when vehicle misses curve, hits tree in Monroe Co.

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:32:43 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 10:49:29 AM EDT
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PRICE TWP., Pa. -

A 45-year-old man was killed late Tuesday night when his car hit a tree and then burst into flames in Monroe County.

The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Route 447, just south of Circle H Road, in Price Township.

The vehicle was traveling north on Route 447 when the driver, Patrick Kane, of Canadensis, failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road and hit a tree, police said.

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The car then caught fire with Kane still inside. He died at the scene, officials said.

An autopsy is planned for Thursday to determine the cause of death.