The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Thornville man. The accident happened just before midnight on Monday. According to the patrol, 27-year-old Russel Mobley Junior was driving northbound on Mill Dam Road when he lost control around a curve near Christland Hill Road. The vehicle went off the road, struck a tree and caught on fire, trapping Mobley inside. Officers say speed may have been a factor in the accident.