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Man dies after intentionally driving car with propane into apartment, police say

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Authorities say a man in Florida put propane tanks in his vehicle and purposefully drove it into an apartment building.
Authorities in Florida say a man died after he purposefully drove his car full of propane into an apartment building. According to Fort Pierce police, the driver was upset because of a fight he had with a woman he was in a relationship with who lived in the apartment. Police said the couple fought Tuesday and the man returned with four tanks of propane in his car. He drove his car into a ground floor apartment, causing a big fire.”My husband ran over with a fire extinguisher to try to put the fire out, ” witness Kathy Toledo said. Police believe he targeted five people in the unit at the time, including a 3-year-old.”I heard the impact. It was pretty hard, shook the house, vibrated the couch, the walls. Everything, ” neighbor Chris Garcia said. All of the people he allegedly targeted were able to escape unharmed. Police said the driver, 31-year-old Carl Philbert, died at the scene. Thirteen people were displaced by the crash and fire.

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