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Bedford Man Dies After Crashing Into Tree
Updated November 24, 2014 7:56 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(BEDFORD) - A Bedford man was killed after he crashed his vehicle into a large tree Friday night.

60-year-old Michael H. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to an Indiana State Police report, Taylor was driving a 2001 Ford Escape east on Maul Ridge Road "at a high rate of speed" when his vehicle crested a small hill, and the right-side tires went off the roadway, with the left-side tires still on the pavement. The vehicle traveled like that for 101 feet before the left-side tires also went off the pavement.

The vehicle traveled for another 39 feet "before colliding head-on with a large tree."

Police say there was no evidence that Taylor ever applied his brakes, as there were no skid marks or other evidence on the roadway.

Residents of a nearby home removed the driver from the vehicle and began performing CPR until Indian Creek Volunteer first responders arrived on the scene and continued CPR. However, the driver died at the scene.

Police say Taylor was not wearing a seat belt, which contributed to his fatal injury.

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