Man dies in car fire on Houston's south side

January 26, 2008 6:14:10 AM PST
A man was killed in a car fire on Houston's south side. Witnesses tell police the man was driving erratically along East Orem last night. He then turned on Murr Way, jumped a curb and hit a parked car before crashing into the garage.

"He ran into the garage as he was mashing on the gas," said witness Kevan Irving, Jr. "He had ran into the garage and kept mashing the gas. The car had blown up in the garage."

A police officer tried to rescue the man, but the car was engulfed in flames. The driver died at the scene. The house caught fire as well, but no one else was hurt.

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