A man died in a hospital after crashing his car into a utility pole and was trapped in his burning car Sunday morning in New Braunfels.

The deadly wreck happened shortly before 3:45 am Sunday in the 200 block of S. Seguin Avenue. Larry K. Vodron, 49, of New Braunfels, was heading north when he crossed over the southbound lanes and slammed into a utility box and transformer.

New Braunfels police say the transformer caught fire which set the car ablaze. A New Braunfels Parks Department employee heading to work saw the wreck and rescued Vodron from the burning car and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived.

Vodron was transported to the Christus Santa Rosa New Braunfels Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly before 7am.

The incident is still being investigated.