That's when he sideswiped another car, crashed through the guardrail and down an embankment. The Dodge truck immediately caught fire. Officers and witnesses tried to get the man out using buckets of water, fire extinguishers and a pry bar.
The 53-year-old from Gustine suffered major burns and was flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. The other driver had only minor injuries. It's not clear yet if drugs or alcohol were involved.