Illinois Man Dies Test Driving Car in Kentucky

The victim's mother was seriously injured in the crash

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    A 52-year-old Illinois man reportedly ran off a curve Saturday while test driving a 2012 BMW 128i.

    Police in Paducah, Ky., say a southern Illinois man has died in a crash while taking a test drive in a car.

    The victim's mother was seriously injured in the crash.

    The Paducah Sun reported 52-year-old James L. Shelnutt of Goreville, Ill., ran off a curve Saturday while driving a car belonging to Bluegrass BMW. Police said he was test driving a 2012 BMW 128i.

    Shelnutt's mother, 77-year-old Sally A. West of Carbondale, Ill, was airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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