1 dead in fiery crash in Torresdale

January 19, 2013 8:30:02 AM PST
Philadelphia Police are investigating a fiery crash in the city's Torresdale section that left one person dead early Saturday morning.

The accident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. when the driver of a Mazda lost control of his car and slammed into a parked tractor trailer on the 9000 block of Torresdale Avenue.

Police say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed causing the car to become wedged under the tractor trailer before bursting into flames.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tractor trailer was unoccupied.