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Three vehicle crash causes car to erupt in flames

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 23:19:57-04

A major three-vehicle crash snarled traffic after one of the cars erupted in flames.

The crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday along S. Padre Island Drive near the Staples Street Exit.

According to an officer at the scene, one of the drivers was not paying attention to traffic slowing down near the exit and slammed into the back of a vehicle.

Police say the car hit from behind slammed into a concrete wall as the first car that started the crash was hit from behind.


Flames erupted from the engine and the car was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene.

The fire was quickly put out. The three drivers involved in the crash were treated at the scene.