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Irving police identify man killed in fiery crash

IRVING -- A motorist who died in a fiery wreck Monday on Loop 12 was identified as Olman Martinez of Irving, authorities said Tuesday.

The 34-year-old man who was a native of Honduras was on his way to work at the time of the crash, a family member said Tuesday.

Martinez who had been in this country a few months was married with three children, the family member said.

The wreck was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. Monday in southbound lanes of Loop 12 between Shady Grove Road and Singleton Boulevard.

Witnesses told police that the man was driving a 1989 Cadillac without lights when he changed lanes in front of an 18-wheeler. The truck hit the car, knocking it 200 to 300 feet and causing it to burst into flames, police said. The truck driver was not injured.

The truck driver and other motorist tried to pull Martinez out, but the flames were too intense, police said.

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