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MAN DIES IN BURNING VEHICLE AFTER CRASH

Just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening a Nissan Xterra was northbound on Mccaleb Road between Highway 105 and FM 2854. The driver Bradley Rambo, 29 of Plano, Texas  approached the rain soaked curve and as he entered the curve he lost control of the vehicle. The Xterra slid sideways into the path of a  SUV which was southbound. Unable to stop the driver, Beth Goble of Montgomery slammed into the side of the Xterra. According to a witness, almost immediately a small fire erupted near the rear tire on the passenger side of the Xterra. The fire quickly turned into an inferno. The female driver with her two young children in the vehicle was able to back her vehicle away from the Xterra. The front of her vehicle was also in flames but was quickly extinguished by a hotshot driver with a fire extinguisher. He was unable to extinguish the fire in the Xterra. Another  witness attempted to open the Xterra door but was unable to and was almost consued by the fire himself. When Lake Conroe firefighters arrived on the scene they extinguished the blaze and found an Rambo  still in the drivers seat burned beyond recognition.

DPS reopened Mccaleb Road about 9:30pm. The scene investigation is complete. However they still need to interview Goble who was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

No identification was found in the Xterra as all the plastics had melted forming a solid mass on the floor board area. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene by Judge Moriarty who ordered Eikenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. Due to the intense heat the license plates and vehicle identification numbers were also burned beyond recognition.

 

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