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Md. man found dead in car in Potomac River

Tuesday - 6/5/2012, 4:06pm  ET

OLDTOWN, Md. - Maryland State Police say an Oldtown man was found dead inside his car after the vehicle went off a private toll bridge into the Potomac River.

The Cumberland Times-News ( http://bit.ly/NEqAaE) reports that 74-year-old Lawrence Kennell was found dead inside his 2004 Cadillac after the accident late Sunday night.

Police told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the investigating officer detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Kennell's body after it was recovered.

Investigators are awaiting a medical examiner's report on the cause of death.

The bridge is a one-lane, wooden structure with no guard rails that connects Oldtown to Green Spring, W.Va.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times- news.com/timesnew.html


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