Driver ID’d who was killed in fiery crash outside a Kroger in Atlanta

The driver who died early Thursday in a fiery one-vehicle crash outside a Kroger in northeast Atlanta has been identified.

Michael O. Chapple, 37, of Cleveland, Tenn., was the motorist whose vehicle hit a metal utility pole, split in two and caught fire, said a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday. No other details were released.

The fatal crash happened after the motorist struck another vehicle from behind about 1 a.m. and did not stop, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

The driver passed Ponce City Market, continued east, and lost control of his vehicle. That’s when the vehicle, a 2008 Honda, hit the metal pole.

No other injuries were reported in this accident.