Corvette driver dies in fiery crash

By Elissa Rivas, KTRK TV

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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A brand new Corvette became a death trap for its driver. The driver was burned alive inside his sports car when he crashed off the Gulf Freeway.

The accident happened around 2:45am on the northbound feeder road near Beltway , claiming the life of the male driver in a newly purchased Corvette. There wasn't much left of the vehicle at the scene.

Authorities say the driver was travelling at a high rate of speed, went off the road and lost control.

"Witnesses say that they tried to rescue the individual but the flames were too great. It appears that he was northbound on the service road and was unable to make the curve because of his high speed. He struck a sign post up there and the vehicle burst into flames."

Officials did confirm there was only one person involved in the wreck. The victim's identity has not been released.