Police are trying to identify a man burned beyond recognition when his car left U-167, snapped a power pole and then burst into flames.

The accident occurred Tuesday about 10 a.m., said Morgan County Sheriff Bert Holbroek.Power was out for most Mountain Green and Peterson residents for more than an hour after the accident. Some areas were without power overnight, he said.

The westbound compact car may have been travelling at more than 80 miles an hour when it lost control, clipped a concrete barrier and hit the power poll some six feet off the ground, the sheriff said.