SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- A motorist died early Tuesday when he lost control of the car he was driving on a curve on Flowing Springs Road.
The vehicle struck two utility poles, flipped onto its roof and burst into flames, Jefferson County Sheriff Robert Shirley said.
The body, said to be that of a male, was too badly burned for authorities to make an identification, Shirley said. The driver was alone in the car.
Shirley said Tuesday night that his department still had not identified the man, although the person might have been a 21-year-old from Charles Town, W.Va.
An autopsy was conducted at the state medical examiner's office in Morgantown, W.Va., Tuesday and the results of the autopsy should be available Wednesday, Shirley said.