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Police investigate after Columbus man found dead in crashed Tesla

The man was found in a crashed Tesla in the 1200 block of West Tellman Road, near U.S. Highway 46 and Interstate 65 in Columbus.
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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Police are investigating after a Columbus man was found dead Saturday in a car that crashed in Bartholomew County. 

According to the Bartholomew County Coroner's Office, the man was found in a wrecked Tesla in the 1200 block of West Tellman Road, near U.S. Highway 46 and Interstate 65 in Columbus.

The sheriff's office was first alerted about the crashed car at 5:47 p.m. They were told there was a heavily damaged vehicle in a water-swollen ditch in the area. 

When first responders arrived, they found the man, identified as 40-year-old Fernando Cadena, dead in a 2022 Tesla. 

The coroner's office said Cadena died from multiple traumatic injuries to the head, chest, and lower extremities. 

The incident is being investigated by the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office.

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