The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the person who died in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday as Timothy R. Middleton, 21, of Grain Valley.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the person who died in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday as Timothy R. Middleton, 21, of Grain Valley.

The accident happened at 1:35 a.m. on Route BB at Truman Road north of Grain Valley, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol crash report.

Middleton’s 1998 Geo passenger car was going south on the road and ran off the left side of the highway. It slammed into a tree and then caught fire, according to the crash report.

Middleton died at the scene, according to the report.

It’s unknown whether he was wearing a seat belt, the report stated. The highway patrol doesn’t believe weather was a factor.