Police identify 23-year-old Westfield man killed in car accident - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

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Police identify 23-year-old Westfield man killed in car accident

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The car slid more than 400 feet across a muddy field before coming to a rest. The victim has been ejected from the vehicle. (MassLive) The car slid more than 400 feet across a muddy field before coming to a rest. The victim has been ejected from the vehicle. (MassLive)
Crews work to recover the vehicle on Root Road. (MassLive) Crews work to recover the vehicle on Root Road. (MassLive)
The intersection near where the fatal accident occurred in Westfield is labeled as a dangerous intersection. The intersection near where the fatal accident occurred in Westfield is labeled as a dangerous intersection.
WESTFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Westfield police officials have identified the man who was found dead in an overturned car in a farmer's field early Wednesday morning.

The farmer reported the car in the field on Root Road at about 7 a.m., but police say the believe the accident happened around 2 a.m.

The victim was identified by Westfield police Capt. Mike McCabe as 23-year-old Alexander Schultz, of Westfield. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The person who reported the crash was not aware anyone was inside the car and the body wasn't discovered until police went to investigate.

McCabe said it appears as if the car went off the road near an intersection and ended up traveling about 450 feet into the field.

The car was on its roof when it was found by police. 

The crash remains under investigation, but McCabe said he believes speed was a factor because of how far the vehicle traveled across the muddy field. 

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