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Man dies in car fire at Mansfield rest stop

Authorities found a man with fatal injuries after a bystander pulled him from a flaming car outside of a rest stop on Interstate 95 in Mansfield on Sunday.

The car fire happened off of the northbound side of the highway at about 3:45 p.m., State Police said in a statement. The man, who was in the driver’s seat, was the only person in the car.

A motorcyclist was able to pull the man from the fiery car because he was protected by a leather jacket and gloves, State Trooper Matthew Guarino said.

Firefighters quickly put out the blaze once they arrived, Guarino said.


The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify him.

Guarino said officials had not determined what sparked the fire or the cause of death.

The visitor center at the rest stop has been closed recently and only offers portable toilets, according to Guarino. The car was parked in a parking spot, he said.

Reena Karasin can be reached at reena.karasin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @reenakarasin.