A 21-year-old Danielson man was killed in a fiery crash in the Moosup village of Plainfield early Saturday morning. State police have identified him as 21-year-old Shane Currier.
Officers found Currier when they responded to a one-vehicle crash on Sterling Road around 2:40 a.m. and found a car in flames
Firefighters extinguished the fire and found Currier’s body in the driver's seat, but they were not immediately able to identify him because of the fire and the severity of the crash, according to officers.
The State of Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office was contacted and helped identify Currier.
Investigators said they believe the vehicle, a Hyundai Sonata, was driving eastbound on Sterling Road when it veered off the right side of the road and hit a large tree head-on. They believe the vehicle immediately caught fire after the crash.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.