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Driver loses control, hits wall in Tempe

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A vehicle burst into flames after hitting a wall Thursday morning.

"First I heard it because it was the explosion, and then you saw the fire through the trees," said Phyllis Bleakly.

"I saw the smoke as I was coming up," said Sharon Larson.

Members of a nearby fitness club saw the accident. Around 8:50 a.m. they saw a vehicle drive onto the sidewalk, hit a tree, and crash through a wall before exploding.

Other witnesses reported seeing the driver driving the wrong-way on Baseline Road before the crash.

"As soon as it approached Price Road it actually veered across the median before actually crossing Price," said Lt. Jeff Glover with the Tempe Police Department.

Investigators coned off tire marks that indicate the vehicle made a sharp left turn and may have been traveling at a high rate of speed.

In the meantime, those who witnesses the crash are grateful no one else on the road was injured.

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