Police have identified the man who died Tuesday in a fiery crash on Route 313 in Seymour.
According to police, 51-year-old Mark Beers, of 158 Quaker Farms Road in Southbury, died when his pickup struck a tree and burst into flames Tuesday night.
His cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force trauma from the accident, authorities said.
Police received a 911 call reporting a crash on Rimmon Road just before the Woodbridge town line at 10:44 p.m. and found a Toyota Tacoma pickup and small landscaping trailer engulfed in flames off the side of the road.
Eyewitnesses told investigators that the driver was still in the vehicle and possibly trapped, but first responders could not get near the truck because of the intense heat and flames, according to police.
Once the fire was extinguished, emergency crews found the Beers body in the truck.
Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver was traveling west on Rimmon Road, lost control at a curve, went off the right side of the road and traveled up a wooden embankment.
When the truck hit a tree, the tree burst into flames and Beers could not get free.
Traffic was rerouted around the crash scene for several hours after the crash.
The Seymour Police Department Accident Reconstruction is investigating.