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Linville — A Georgia man died in a one-car accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Grandfather Mountain overlook in Linville on Friday, the National Park Service reported.

Kurt Klein, 61, of Duluth, Ga., was dead at the scene when first responders arrived, around 6:30 p.m., at Milepost 306. 

According to a preliminary investigation, Klein was travel north on the parkway when his car left the roadway, crossed into the overlook parking area and struck a tree.

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