A interesting news story out of North Carolina, where police say a man lit his truck on fire and drove into a building that was home to a law firm. Â The incident happened in Currituck County North Carolina and the news video shows the building suffered severe damage from the crash and from the ensuing fire.
CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) â€” A man purposefully lit his vehicle on fire and drove into an office building in Moyock, N.C. Friday afternoon, according to the Currituck County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
Around 5:30 p.m., emergency dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about a pickup truck crashing into an office building owned by Twiford Law Firm along Currituck Commercial Drive. According to Sheriff Susan Johnson, a man was driving a truck in the area, and at some point exited his vehicle, lit several bales of hay in the back of his truck on fire and drove into the law firm. Â
â€œHe got out of the truck in the parking lot and went back and lit the bales of hay that were in the back of his truck,â€ attorney Edward Oâ€™Neal said. â€œWhen they were flaming, the truck was fully engulfed, he got back in it and drove it into the building. It almost went completely through the building.â€
Thatâ€™s when witnesses said they recall hearing three explosions, and the truck burst into flames, catching the building on fire.
The last employee had left the building about 20 minutes before the incident. Some people at the scene seem to think the driver was waiting for everyone to leave the building. Witnesses said he was seen driving around the building for a couple hours beforehand.
No one was injured, except for the driver, who is dead, Johnson said.
A bystander tried to go into the building after the impact to save the driver, but couldnâ€™t because it was too hot.
TheÂ fire wasÂ extinguished, andÂ firefighters madeÂ sure there were no hot spots…Continue Reading Here