Car Crashes into Gas Line, Erupts in Flames

Investigators unsure if more than 1 person killed

Sunday, Apr 1, 2012  |  Updated 3:00 PM CDT
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Car Crashes into Gas Line, Erupts in Flames

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A car hit a gas line as it crashed early Sunday in Warrenville, engulfing the vehicle in flames.

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The charred, mangled remains of a car are on their way to the DuPage County Coroner's office, to find out if only one person died in a fiery crash in Warrenville Sunday morning.

The car somehow struck a gas line in the west suburban town just before 3 a.m., near the intersection of Diehl and Winfield roads, according to a release from Warrenville Police.

The crash ripped open an above-ground gas line, engulfing the car in flames and killing at least one person inside.  However, the car was so badly burned that investigators aren't yet sure if more human remains are inside.

A police officer at the scene said he had "no idea at all" how the crash happened.

NICOR personnel shut off the gas line, but Diehl Road remained closed between Raymond Drive and Winfield roads as of 5 a.m., a firefighter said.

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