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A Tesla that became engulfed in flames after a weekend crash in Florida that killed its driver was taken to a tow yard, where it repeatedly caught fire.
According to police, the driver of the 2016 Tesla Model S, identified as Omar Awan, lost control of his electric-powered car while swerving through traffic along Flamingo Road in Davie at 4.30pm on Sunday.
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Davie police spokeswoman Vivian Gallinal said the car hit some palm trees and caught fire.
An officer was nearby and tried to break the car’s window, but because of the intensity of the flames could not save Awan, who was burned beyond recognition and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Witnesses said at the time of the collision, the Tesla was traveling at speeds ranging from 75 to 90mph.
Awan's wife arrived at the scene of the deadly crash after tracking her husband on her smartphone, reported Sun-Sentinel.
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The scorched Tesla was then hauled away to a yard operated by A Superior Towing on Southwest 66th Terrace, where hours later it burst into flames again and again because of its compromised lithium-ion battery.
Davie Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert DiFerdinando told WPLG firefighters responded to the tow yard three times...
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