CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - One person is dead after an early morning accident.

It happened just after midnight in the 1600 block of Suck Creek Road in Chattanooga. Police say the driver, 21 year-old Bobby Flarity, died at the scene.

Investigators believe the car was traveling north when Flarity lost control around a curb and struck a tree.

The road was shut down for most of the early morning hours. It reopened around 5:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.