1 dead after car crashes, flips and bursts into flames in Staten Island: police

Staten Island
Car flips over, bursts into flames in Staten Island

One person is dead after a vehicle flipped over and burst into flames in Staten Island late Tuesday night, Nov. 23, 2021, according to the FDNY. (Citizen App)

MANOR HEIGHTS, S.I. — One person is dead after a sports car crashed into a Staten Island high school, flipped over and burst into flames late Tuesday night, according to authorities.

The FDNY and NYPD said they got a call around 11:40 p.m. reporting a motor vehicle on fire on Manor Road in the Manor Heights neighborhood.

Upon arrival, police and fire department personnel found an overturned 2020 Dodge Challenger engulfed in flames, officials said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and extracted a male victim from inside the car, police said.

EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene, according to the NYPD.

Police said a preliminary investigation determined the victim was driving the car southbound on Manor Road at an apparent high speed and swerved when he lost control.

The car struck the wall of the Susan E. Wagner High School and then flipped over, which resulted in the vehicle catching fire, authorities said.

Fatal Vehicle Fire @CitizenApp

1498 Manor Rd Yesterday 11:43:50 PM EST

The Department of Buildings responded and determined there was no structural damage to the school, the NYPD said.

The medical examiner would confirm the identity of the victim, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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