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(WBIR) A metal pole impaled a 24-year-old man during a single-car crash in Morristown.

Gerald C. Bryan of Morristown died in surgery Wednesday.

Bryan's Toyota Corolla ran off Fish Hatchery Road near the intersection of interstate 81 at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. The car then went down an embankment and into a field, before hitting a metal pole. The pole went through Bryan's chest and into the seat of the car.

The trooper said crews took Bryan to a hospital where he died while in surgery.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report indicated that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

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