Jackson Co. – One is dead after a single-vehicle accident near Dowell early this morning. According to a release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened when a vehicle traveling southbound on West Road this morning left the roadway and struck a guard rail. The vehicle then caught fire with the driver still inside. When deputies arrived the vehicle was covered in flames. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of family. The crash remains under investigation.