Man dies after crashing into guardrails in eastern Kansas

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NEW STRAWN, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say a 48-year-old man died after his car veered off a roadway and hit two guardrails in eastern Kansas. 

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday about two miles east-northeast of New Strawn in Coffey County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a car driven by Vance Crutchfield drifted off of 17th Road to the right and hit a guardrail. The vehicle then went back across the road and hit a guardrail on the left side of the roadway. 

Crutchfield, of Burlington, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

The patrol's online crash log doesn't state what caused the car to go off the roadway. 

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