Man dies in fiery Rutherford County crash

Photo: WKRN

ALMAVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was killed in a fiery crash in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon.

The crash occurred on Highway 96 at Coleman Hill Road around 2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported Steven Riggan, 58, of Rockvale, was driving westbound in a 2015 Chevy Cruze when he lost control and left the right side of the road.

The Cruze then struck a tree and caught on fire, according to the THP.

“It was in flames when we got there we barely got him out. It was so engulfed in smoke by the time we got the doors open, he was not alert. Not alert at all,” explained Barbara Still.

At least three people rushed to the scene and tried to open the door. They used a metal water meter cover to break the window and pull Riggan out.

LifeFlight was called to the scene but their services were not needed.

No additional information was immediately released.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)