Deadly Car Fire was a Freak Accident
POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 10:32am
UPDATED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:31pm
EL PASO, TX - It was a freak accident. Sheriff's Deputies say a deadly car fire in Horizon happened after the car got stuck in the sand, and the engine overheated.
On Wednesday deputies found a car on fire in the 12000 block of Emerald Island, and an elderly man who may have burned to death inside. Deputies say the man was driving through the desert when his car got stuck on a sand berm. They say at some point the hot engine started the car on fire, and the elderly man was unable to get out of the car.
Deputies say they won't release the man's name out of respect for his family until they're sure it's actually him.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.