Man Killed In Auto Accident In Shelby County

A man was killed early Sunday morning in a one vehicle accident in Shelby County.

It happened just before 3 o'clock on Highway 87 near Center when authorities say a passerby noticed a car on fire.

When they arrived it was too late.

Authorities believe the impact of the driver hitting a tree killed him instantly. Authorities have yet to identify the driver. They say he may have fallen asleep at the wheel.