Driver killed when crash causes vehicle to burst into flames

4 years 8 months 12 hours ago Sunday, October 04 2015 Oct 4, 2015 Sunday, October 04, 2015 2:23:45 PM CDT October 04, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — An unidentified motorist is killed in a pickup truck that burst into flames after a 16-year-old driving a BMW at a high rate of speed T-boned the vehicle at a Kansas City intersection.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Deb Randol says the crash was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday on North Oak Trafficway on the north side of town.

Police say the pickup truck was pulling out of a grocery store parking lot when a BMW slammed into it. Randol says witnesses reported the BMW had been traveling at a "high, high rate of speed."

The Kansas City Star reports the explosion apparently occurred when the gas tank of the pickup truck was hit.

Randol says the 16-year-old boy driving the BMW suffered minor injuries.

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