One person killed after truck hits tree in Bristol

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BRISTOL- One person has died after a motor vehicle accident on Sunday evening.

Police responded to the intersection of Stafford Avenue and Jewel Street at 6:21 p.m. Authorities say a pickup truck crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

Police and bystanders attempted to rescue the lone operator of the vehicle but were driven back by the intense heat. Bristol firefighters arrived and extinguished the fire.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Nelson Thibeault, 56, of Bristol.

The  green Ford Ranger pickup truck had been north on Stafford Avenue and left the right side of the roadway just north of Jewel Street. The vehicle traveled approximately thirty feet off the road and struck a tree. The truck was heavily damaged in the crash.

The police department’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (START) responded to the scene and is conducted the investigation.

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