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Woman Dies After Fiery Car Crash That Caused Fireworks in Trunk to Go Off: ‘Catastrophic Scene’

A lady died after a fiery crash in Houston that triggered fireworks within the trunk of the automobile to go off.

Houston Police stated the 21-year-old sufferer was the passenger in a crimson Chevrolet Camaro that hit a tree at a excessive fee of pace on South Gessner Road after the driving force misplaced management late Tuesday night time, in accordance with NBC affiliate KPRC-TV and ABC affiliate KTRK-TV.

The automobile break up in two and “instantly caught on hearth,” HPD Sgt. Dionne Griffiths advised KTRK-TV.

The male driver acquired out of the automobile and yelled for somebody to assist the girl, who was trapped contained in the automobile, KPRC-TV and CBS affiliate KEYE-TV reported.

Officers from a close-by police station tried to place out the blaze, however have been compelled to run for security when fireworks behind the automobile ignited and commenced going off. It created a “catastrophic scene,” officers stated, per KPRC-TV.

Houston police and hearth departments didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s requests for remark.

One bystander advised KPRC-TV that he was pumping gasoline close by on the time.

“I began listening to explosions. I believed, is that shotgun pictures? Or is it firecrackers going off? It appeared like Roman Candles,” William Younger recalled.

The girl was pronounced lifeless on the scene, in accordance with FOX affiliate KRIV. She has not been formally recognized.

The driving force of the Camero was transported to a neighborhood hospital with minor accidents, KPRC-TV reported.

On Wednesday morning, police investigators decided intoxication was not an element within the crash and stated that no expenses had been filed, per KTRK-TV. An investigation is ongoing.

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