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Jefferson County sheriff's deputies find elderly man dead behind the wheel of wrecked SUV

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- Deputies say an elderly man was found dead behind the wheel of a wrecked SUV in Jefferson County Thursday morning.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies were responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident around 7 a.m. in the 10000 block of Bradford-Trafford Road, where a maroon Chevrolet Trailblazer had crashed into a fence. Upon arriving, deputies found a 78-year-old man deceased in the driver's seat.

At this time, authorities believe the man suffered a "medical emergency" prior to the crash.

The man's name hasn't been released.


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