Corvette driver dies in fiery crash

May 2, 2008 9:38:20 AM PDT
A brand new Corvette became a death trap for its driver. The driver was burned alive inside his sports car when he crashed off the Gulf Freeway.The accident happened around 2:45am on the northbound feeder road near Beltway , claiming the life of the male driver in a newly purchased Corvette. There wasn't much left of the vehicle at the scene.

Authorities say the man died when he slammed into a concrete pillar, flipped over and then burst into flames.

"Witnesses say that they tried to rescue the individual but the flames were too great. It appears that he was northbound on the service road and was unable to make the curve because of his high speed. He struck a sign post up there and the vehicle burst into flames."

Authorities say the victim was burned beyond recognition.

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