Man found dead after van fire in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — A man was found dead in a van Sunday night after it crashed and went up in flames.

The victim was driving a 1999 Chrysler van west on Lakeview Road about 9:30 p.m., according to Clearwater police. He lost control of the vehicle just after Prospect Avenue, leaving the road and hitting a fence, power pole wires and a tree. The van caught fire and was soon engulfed in flames, police said.

Clearwater Fire & Rescue put out the fire.

The man was declared dead at the scene. He had not been publicly identified early Monday, pending notification of his family.

Man found dead after van fire in Clearwater 02/18/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 12:04pm]

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