Man dies after car slams into building

By: Tom Dees

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man is dead after his car slammed into a building in North Memphis. 

It happened around 3:30 Monday morning at the corner of Chelsea and Carpenter.

>> PHOTOS from the scene of the crash

The car burst into flames after crashing into the building, which in turn set part of the building on fire.


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First responders attempted to save the driver, but he died on the scene.

Family members identified the victim as 39-year-old Patrick Turner of Whitehaven. His father said Turner was a "good guy" and worked as a cook at Golden Corral for 13 years.

Family said the 39-year-old stopped at a store on Chelsea to see a friend, but they aren't sure what happened after he left the store.

FOX13 is working to learn more information and will update you throughout Good Morning Memphis. 

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