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Police: Man dies behind North Richland Hills Wal-Mart in SUV fire

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Police in North Richland Hills say a man has died in a vehicle fire after he drove backward in circles behind a Wal-Mart.

North Richland Hills police responded to the store Tuesday to find the man’s SUV engulfed in flames. First responders couldn’t free the man, who died at the scene.

Witnesses tell police the motorist drove in circles in reverse for about two minutes before crashing into a stack of wooden pallets. They say vehicle got stuck in the pallets, which caught fire and trapped the driver.

The man’s identity hasn’t been released. An autopsy has been ordered.





Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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