State troopers say a Clayton man died in a fiery crash overnight on Castleberry Road near Sierra Ridge Drive.
Michael Clements, 23, of 103 Brookmont Drive was found dead in an Acura that had crashed into a tree and caught fire, said State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon. Troopers initially weren’t sure of the driver’s identity and asked for the public’s help.
A motorist saw the burned-out car about 7:20 a.m., Gordon said. Troopers determined it was headed south on Castleberry Road between Archer Lodge and Clayton when it went out of control on a curve, ran off the left side of the road and smashed into a tree and caught fire.
Troopers say it appears that speed was a factor in the crash.