A 46-year-old man was the victim of Monday afternoon’s single-vehicle crash on Eureka Road in Bradley County, authorities said in a news release.
Jeffrey Scott Hunt, of Deer Trail northwest, was traveling from Georgetown Road when he ran off the right side of the road and crashed into a tree, the release from the sheriff’s office stated.
Hunt was trapped in the vehicle, which erupted into flames. Efforts to free him and extinguish the fire were unsuccessful, according to the release.
This is the fourth traffic death of the year in Bradley County.
An investigation by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is continuing.