Man who died in burning car in Plymouth is named
The man who died in a burning car in Plymouth has been named locally as Phil Prynn.
Police confirmed the man died at a specialist unit in Wales on Friday night.
An heroic bus driver and his passengers used extinguishers and jackets to beat out the flames in St Levan Road in Keyham in the shadow of the rail viaduct at about 6pm on Thursday.
The incident is still being investigated by police.
A spokesman said: "The man passed away in hospital due to the injuries he sustained in the incident.
"Enquiries are continuing to establish the full facts of what happened and a report will be sent to the coroner's office."
The V-reg Mitsubishi 4life truck was badly damaged by the fire and a recovery lorry took it away late on Thursday night.
Police set up a cordon, blocking the road from traffic at the junction of St Levan Road and Keyham Road, while police tape was set up around the scene.
Glass which had blown out from the vehicle was still strewn across the road and the driver's door remained open until the vehicle was taken away.
Witnesses said a woman onboard the bus, understood to be a first aider, went to help the man before paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service arrived.
The man, named locally as Phil Prynn, was treated at the scene for severe burns before being taken to Derriford Hospital.
He was later transferred to the specialist unit in Swansea, Wales but despite the medical team's best efforts he could not be saved.
Witnesses are urged to contact police in connection with the incident on 101 quoting police log number 725 of 5/9/13.