Teens and others in town are not waiting for an official identification to begin grieving the death of a driver who died Saturday morning in a fiery car crash in Danville. Messages of sadness and loss are already posted on Facebook, and kids in town are comforting each other, reeling from the shock.
Boyle County Coroner Don Hamner said it may take a few days to identify the driver, a white male, who was the sole occupant of a vehicle involved in the crash fatality. DNA likely will be used for identification, he said, to confirm what police may have learned from a license plate that was recovered from the fence at the scene.
The condition of the vehicle was disturbing even to the seasoned driver of the tow truck who says he had to drag the car down a bank from where it finally came to rest on a hillside.