Car crashes, bursts into flames in Delaware

July 11, 2012 3:10:23 PM PDT
A car crashed and burst into flames Wednesday on a highway in Newark, Delaware.

It happened at 12:15 p.m. on the off-ramp leading from I-95 South to Route 896 North.

Delaware State Police say a 32-year-old man lost control of his 2004 Ford Focus and hit the right guard rail.

A fire started in the engine compartment. Within minutes the whole car was engulfed in flames.

The driver managed to escape unharmed.

The ramp and the right lane of I-95 South near the ramp were closed for 45 minutes as crews worked to extinguish the flames and clear the wreckage.