One dead as car slams into light post on Hope Road and catches fire

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The driver of a Honda Civic was burnt to death after his car crashed into a utility pole on Hope Road, St Andrew Sunday morning.

Reports are that at male passenger was assisted to the hospital in serious condition, but the driver, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was unable to receive much needed assistance.

Eyewitnesses say that the Honda Civic was travelling along Hope Road towards Papine at approximately 4:45 am, when the driver overtook an ambulance at the intersection of Hope and Lady Musgrave Roads.

The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a median and then a utility pole, after which the car burst into flames.

A team from the York Park fire station responded and extinguished the fire, however the driver did not survive.