Vehicle fire leaves one dead

Published: Jan. 5, 2019 at 10:09 AM EST
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Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019

HARLEM, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- One person is dead after a vehicle fire in Harlem early Saturday morning. The Coroner's Office has identified the body as 21-year-old Wesley Tankersley Jr. from Harlem.

Around 3:30am deputies responded to Old Union Road near Tolbert Dr. in regards to a vehicle fire. After the fire was extinguished, deputies say a body was discovered inside burned beyond recognition.

Deputies say it appears the vehicle was traveling east on Old Union Road when the driver lost control and drove into the wood line where it struck a large tree.