- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a man was killed when his car hit a tree and caught fire.

It happened about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on Hillyard Road in Smyrna. Troopers say 18-year-old Justin N. Fields of Clayton was driving west when his car failed to make a curve.

Police say the car traveled off the road, hit a tree and caught fire. Two people traveling in the area pulled Fields from the car before it was engulfed in flames.

Authorities say Fields died on the way to a hospital.

The accident is under investigation.


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