NEW ORLEANS – Although a concerned citizen was able to remove a man from his car before it caught on fire due to an accident, the driver did not survive the car crash, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The 27-year-old man was driving a four-door white Chevy Cobalt lake bound in the 7900 block of Mercier Street around 1 a.m. Friday.
A concerned citizen saw him drive his car into a parked truck, and the citizen immediately removed the driver from the car, police said.
Moments later, the car burst into flames, according to the NOPD.
EMS was called to the scene, but all efforts failed and he was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
A toxicology test will be performed, police said.