19-year-old killed in fiery, early morning crash in Manatee County identified

Driver Killed in Early Morning Crash

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (WWSB) - Troopers have released the name of a 19-year-old who died following an early morning accident in Manatee County.

Around 5am on November 22, Florida Highway Patrol says Lucian Lee Rister of Myakka City was driving west on Singletary Road in a four-door Hyundai, approaching Rexrode Road, when he failed to negotiate a curve.

The vehicle went off the road and through a wire fence, then hit an oak tree where it burst into flames.

Rister was killed. On December 9, troopers say his identity was confirmed by DNA analysis through the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 239-938-1800.

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