BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – A vehicle went up in flames, killing the driver, after getting stuck in a snowbank in Little Ferry on Wednesday morning.
According to Daily Voice, a Mazda CX-5 got lodged in the snow near Mehrhof Road after jumping the curb near the soccer field at about 9 a.m.
A firefighter and a police officer took quick action when they arrived on the scene and found the 62-year-old driver flooring the gas pedal in an attempt to free the vehicle. The two men banged on the car windows to get the man’s attention and called a tow truck while the driver continued to hold down the accelerator.
When the first responders saw flames underneath the car, they ran for a fire extinguisher and tried to break the window but the vehicle was fully engulfed within seconds. They were unable to save the driver who was burned “beyond recognition.”
An investigation is ongoing to determine whether the odd way the vehicle caught fire is suspicious.
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