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(WBIR-Tellico Plains) A man dead after his car hit a tree in Monroe County Saturday night.

The crash happened at the intersection of Hwy. 68 and Mecca Pike in Tellico Plains just after 7 p.m.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that Thomas E. Hunt Jr., 23, of Tellico Plains died after his car ran off the road on a hit a tree on Mecca Pike.