Flames engulf Florida fireworks store after car crashes into building

Driver who crashed into West Melbourne fireworks store dies in inferno

New details have been released Tuesday in the dramatic fire at a fireworks store in West Melbourne Monday. It was sparked by a car accident, killing one driver as fireworks exploded and smoke filled the sky. The area was full of firefighters and equipment to put out the massive fire. Florida Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the crash that led to the fire.

The two-car crash happened as rush hour was gearing up in the busy intersection of West New Haven Avenue and John Rodes Boulevard, just off Interstate 95. The crash resulted in a Dodge Durango SUV running straight through the front of the Phantom Fireworks store, which then quickly caught on fire.

FHP troopers said that the SUV rear-ended a pickup truck at the intersection. Read more