Man seriously burned in car fire dies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man seriously burned in car fire dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - A man who was seriously burned after his car caught fire outside a home on Thanksgiving has died.

Firefighers pulled Cedric Nelson, 30, from a blazing vehicle in the 4000 block of Mallory, just north of I-240.

He had been in critical condition at The Med since Thursday.

Authorities don't know what caused the vehicle to catch fire, but witnesses said they heard loud noises coming from the car's engine before it went up in flames.

Police say the Nelson was inside a home with his family and stepped out to the car to have a phone conversation.

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