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Tamaqua man died in 902 crash Friday

Carbon County Coroner Bob Miller has identified the man who died Friday in the Route 902 crash.

Miller said the man is Kenneth Conrad, 68, of Tamaqua. He had congestive heart failure and suffered a fatal heart attack, and then his car he hit a tree.

According to Mahoning Township police, the incident happened at 3:07 p.m. west of County Club Road.

The car, a Ford Crown Victoria, was traveling west when it went off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree. After impact, the tree fell onto the vehicle and the vehicle caught fire.

When the officer arrived on scene, the car was in flames. The officer attempted to put out the fire and extricate the driver but was unable to do so.

The road was closed between Mill Road and Country Club Road.

Miller ruled the death as natural causes.