NP man dies after fiery crash on Front Street Sunday evening

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Authorities say a 44-year-old north Platte man died after his pickup truck crashed on the west side of North Platte on Sunday, just west of the UPRR Diesel shop. Cosmo Contreras Jr. died at the hospital.

Deputies say Contreras left the road Sunday and burst into flames after slamming into a tree. Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered Contreras was removed from his pickup by people on the scene.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office say Contreas died at the hospital.

The Fire Dept. had to extinguish the grass fire on the scene.

The crash is being investigated. It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.