Kirby A. White, 22, was traveling north on Wire Road near Old Shoals Road about 2 a.m., according to a statement from Coroner Tim Carlton. His 2006 Mitsubishi appears to have crossed the road and struck a large tree on the other side. White was pronounced dead at the scene.
Speeding and alcohol might have been contributing factors, the coroner stated. Toxicology tests are pending and the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.