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Driver dies after speeding car crashes into New York high school, flips and bursts into flames

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Rocco Parascandola

New York Daily News

A speeding driver died when he crashed into a Staten Island high school and his car overturned and burst into flames, police said Thursday.

The victim was behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger when he lost control and crashed into the front of Susan E. Wagner High School on Manor Road near Brielle Ave. in Manor Heights about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, cops said.

The muscle car overturned and caught fire.

Firefighters pulled the motorist from the wreck but he died at the scene. Cops were working to determine his identity.

Department of Buildings investigators determined the school building was not structurally damaged from the crash, cops said.

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