Over heating and coolant leaking on 1999 Mercury Villager

My villager is overheating within 5 miles of driving. There are no leaks evident on any hoses or the water pump or thermostat. The leak seams to be coming from underneath the engine towards the drivers side. Any ideas?

Asked by for the 1999 Mercury Villager
possibly one of your freeze plugs has began to leak, have a tech check this before engine is damaged from overheating
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