Madisonville man dies in Monroe Co. wreck

Madisonville man dies in Monroe Co. wreck


MADISONVILLE (WATE) - A Madisonville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck after his car went up in flames Wednesday night.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it happened around 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of Mason Road and Badger Road.

21-year-old Billy L. Williford Jr. was driving his 2003 Nissan 350Z eastbound on Mason Road. 

As he drove over a hill Williford lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road. His car struck a utility pole on the driver's side door and then was immediately engulfed in flames.

He died from injuries sustained in the wreck.

Troopers say Williford was wearing his seat belt.

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