CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) — A Middle Tennessee man reportedly lost his life after a car crashed and caught on fire along Interstate 24 in Southern Kentucky Saturday night.
According to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened near the Kentucky Welcome Center. Deputies were called to the rest area just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Upon arrival, deputies said they discovered a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames and a man who was outside of the vehicle.
According to WKDZ Radio, officials said the car was leaving the welcome center at a high rate of speed when it ran off the road, went up an embankment, rolled multiple times, came to a stop, and burst into flames.
A passerby who saw the crash reportedly pulled the driver out of the vehicle as it began to catch on fire. The driver — identified by authorities as 24-year-old Tyshawn Banks of Clarksville — was pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Coroner’s Office.
The single-vehicle crash remains under investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.
Members of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department and the Pembroke Fire Department reportedly extinguished the vehicle fire.
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