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Driver Trapped in Burning Vehicle After Crashing into Electrical Box in Plano

Photo courtesy of Plano PD

The Plano Police Department says that on August 16, 2023, at approximately 2:30 am, a vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with an NTTA (North Texas Tollway Authority) electrical box.

The crash ignited a fire that left the driver trapped inside. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no additional occupants.

The Traffic Unit responded and is investigating the crash. The identity of the driver has yet to be determined pending confirmation from the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of the crash is still ongoing but speed is believed to be a contributing factor.

"Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy, including all of the family, witnesses, NTTA and our first responders. We would remind all drivers to stay alert and drive safely at all times.", said Plano Police Officials.

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