Investigation underway after man found dead in car


ROSSVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - An investigation is underway after a man was found dead inside his vehicle Monday night.

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Department got a call about a vehicle in a ditch on a rural road east of Rossville.

When deputies arrived, they found a man dead in the driver's seat.

The sheriff said no foul play is suspected, but the man did not appear to have any injuries.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine his cause of death.

The sheriff said it appears from their investigation the man had become confused, was on the wrong road and was trying to turn around when his vehicle went into the ditch.

The man was able to call his family and tell them he was stuck. He asked them to come get him.

While family members were headed to him, the driver of a passing vehicle saw the car in the ditch, called 911 and gave the sheriff's department the exact address of where he was.

The man's name has not been released yet.

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