- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police say a driver died and was burned beyond recognition during a fiery car crash in eastern Connecticut.

Police say the man lost control of 2013 Toyota Scion Monday night in Canterbury. The car veered off the road and hit a large tree before travelling down an embankment and over a stone wall. It then burst into flames.

Area residents attempted to rescue the driver from the blaze, but could not.

A male passenger has been taken to Lakes Region General Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say excessive speed was likely a contributing factor. They would not disclose the ages or hometowns of the men. The driver and passenger were not identified since authorities were notifying relatives of the death.

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