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Elderly Manhattan man dies after car crash

A 76-year-old Manhattan man died Wednesday afternoon after his vehicle collided with another in Frankfort.

Herbert R. Fruhwirth was driving south in the 21000 block of South La Grange Road Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the center median, hitting another vehicle, according to a news release from the Will County Coroner's Office.

Fruhwirth was pronounced dead about 12:30 p.m. at the Silver Cross Hospital emergency room in New Lenox, according to the release.

Frankfort police are investigating the incident, and an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday. The cause and manner of the man's death would be determined pending police, autopsy and toxicological reports.

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