The man who died early Thursday after the car he was driving hit a tree and caught fire near the Fayette-Bourbon county line has been identified.
Victoriano Curiel, 24, of Lexington died in the fiery wreck about 1 a.m. on Briar Hill Road, Bourbon County Coroner Rosemary Kitchen said. Curiel was the only person in the vehicle.
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Curiel lived on Santa Anita Court, near Bryan Station Road and Interstate 75, not far from the crash site. His parents live in California, Kitchen said. They plan to bury Curiel in Mexico.
Kitchen said the cause of death will not be released until after the coroner's office receives toxicology results in a few weeks.