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Fiery crash kills 1 in Atlanta, police say

Officers responded at about 6:10 a.m. to the area of Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard and Cascade Road.

ATLANTA — One person is dead after a fiery crash on Tuesday morning in southwest Atlanta where Atlanta Police officers were unable to rescue the driver from a burning Tesla.

APD officers responded at about 6:10 a.m. to the area of Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard and Cascade Road. Police said the vehicle caught fire and there was at least one occupant inside who was deceased. 

A witness sent video to 11Alive and it appears to have crashed into a building.

According to APD's preliminary investigation, the driver was heading west on Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard when the driver lost control while attempting to go around a curve. The car became engulfed in flames upon striking a utility pole and "multiple fixed objects," APD said. 

"Investigators with the Accident Investigations Unit are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. The investigation continues," APD said.

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