PD: Driver catches fire in big crash at Tempe intersection

TEMPE, AZ - Two drivers were hurt Monday after a fiery crash at a Tempe intersection.

Tempe police Sgt. Jeffrey Glover said a pickup truck and a Corvette were driving northbound on Scottsdale Road when the pickup rear-ended the Corvette near Weber Drive. It is unclear at this time what caused the truck to collide with the sports car.

Glover said the Corvette spun after being struck, and caught fire in the intersection.

According to Glover, the driver was on fire as he got out of his vehicle. He reportedly suffered second-degree burns to 70 percent of his body, but is currently in stable condition.

The pickup truck driver suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Scottsdale Road were shut down from Curry Road to Hancock Drive for several hours Monday afternoon while the debris was cleared away.

Photos from the scene showed the badly charred Corvette frame sitting in the intersection.

A video uploaded to Facebook showed firefighters putting out the flames that erupted after the crash. Watch the video embedded below.

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