Man Burns to Death When Street Sign Pole Ruptures Gas Tank

A man was killed today in a single vehicle wreck on Culebra Rd. on the northwest side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say the man was driving west on Culebra near Grissom Rd when his car veered off the road and hit a sign.

The impact snapped the sign post in two, and half of the post punctured the cars gas tank, setting it on fire.

The car continued to roll westward on Culebra, engulfed in flames.

By the time the car stopped, the driver had burned to death.

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