Several witnesses told CNY Central that smoke was seen coming from the vehicle before it crashed into a snow bank and burst into flames across the street from Juanita's Mexican Kitchen.One witness, Brian Kramer, told CNY Central that he tried to help."I just came up on the car, it was burning, tried to open up the door, it was stuck. Went to my truck to get a hammer to bust out the window," says Kramer.Kramer says other people showed up with a fire extinguisher. They broke the vehicle's back window open and, Kramer says, "exhausted all of the extinguisher in the car. It didn??t do much." Then, he says, emergency crews arrived.Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputies say the SUV crashed into a wall in front of 942 Old Liverpool Road.When CNY Central arrived at the scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters arrived shorlty after and put out the fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.The Liverpool Fire Department and Onondaga County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident.Old Liverpool Road was closed from Onondaga Lake Parkway to Electronics Parkway while officials investigate and clear the scene. The road reopened around 12:00 p.m.
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