Tuscaloosa man’s body found in wrecked car after weekend disappearance

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Zachary Koch (Photo: Tuscaloosa News)

Zachary Koch (Photo: Tuscaloosa News)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A Tuscaloosa man who was reported missing late Sunday died in a crash earlier that day, according to police and State Troopers.

Zach Koch, 25, was found dead inside his wrecked car on Monday afternoon.  The car had gone about 60 feet down a ravine between two trees. in the Fosters community, southwest of Tuscaloosa.

His friends and relatives lost contact with him early Sunday morning and filed a missing persons report later that day.

Investigators believe he ran off the road around 4 a.m., the Tuscaloosa News reports.

Sister Charlee Koch told the Tuscaloosa News the University of Alabama graduate was last seen by a friend who gave him a ride home after a night out at a bar.  She says the man was going to meet his girlfriend but texted that he couldn’t find her house. He never showed up.