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Despite rescue efforts, driver trapped inside burning car dies

A driver died in a fiery crash along Highway 281 at Encino Rio on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - A driver died in a fiery crash along Highway 281 near Encino Rio early Wednesday morning.

Officers said they believed the driver may have fallen asleep when the car veered off the highway shortly after 1 a.m.

A witness told investigators the car then rolled over several times and caught fire, trapping the driver inside. Someone tried to rescue the driver, but the victim could not be freed.

The unidentified driver died at the scene.

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