FORT WORTH, Texas — A pickup truck struck a tree and engulfed in flames in Fort Worth early Monday morning — killing all five occupants of the vehicle and a homeless man who was camping nearby.

Police say speed is likely one of the factors involved in the crash.

The crash occurred in the 2300 block of Cold Springs Road, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department. Firefighters arrived on scene within three minutes of the initial call.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a man near the roadway who had suffered burns. That man, believed to be homeless by investigators, was apparently camping near the tree that was struck by the pickup truck. He was airlifted to a Dallas-area hospital where he later died.

All five occupants of the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators say the Medical Examiner's Office will determine the final cause of death and identification of the deceased.

"We express our deepest condolences to the friends and family affected by this tragedy," stated the department in a press release.


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