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(WBIR - Oak Ridge) One man died Wednesday after his car ran off the road.

According to the Oak Ridge Police Department, Knoxville resdient John Kirkpatrick was driving on Bethel Valley Road when he tried to turn on to Spallation Drive, but instead ran into a tree.

ORPD said security personnel at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the initial call and that both ORNL Fire/Rescue and ORPD responded to the accident.

Kirkpatrick, who worked at ORNL for more than 30 years, was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead on the scene by responders. He was taken to UT Medical Center.

Investigators are still looking into the accident.

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