DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A man caught fire and died early Wednesday after a van burst into flames outside Daytona Beach police headquarters, officials said.
Daytona Beach police said the van pulled into the parking lot of the department’s main office on Valor Boulevard just after 2 a.m.
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Officers inside the department heard a loud noise, possibly caused by an exploding tire, and then saw the gray 2003 Ford van consumed by flames, police said.
A man who was on fire got out of the van, but he collapsed in the parking lot and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Police have said the man is a 55-year-old from Lake City in North Florida, which is nearly 130 miles away from Daytona Beach.
Investigators have not released the man’s name or said why he may have been in Daytona Beach.
Fire crews put out the fire, and investigators are trying to determine if foul play was involved. Police said the fire was not caused by a mechanical issue with the van.
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