MVA – Car into Apartment Building Catches on Fire – Watch For Explosion on Second Video

Fort Pierce police say a man drove his car into a Fort Pierce apartment building, killing himself and displacing 18 people.

St. Lucie County firefighters say the car burst into flames following the crash in the 400 block of Palm Ave.

Fort Pierce Police say the driver, 31-year-old Carl Philbert, packed the car with four propane tanks, putting one in the front seat and three in the back.

Police say he was targeting a woman inside one of the bottom level apartments, Apartment B. Police say Philbert used to have a relationship with the woman.

Police believe the man and woman got into an argument Tuesday morning when Philbert showed up to the residence, and did not like something that he saw inside.

As a result, police say a couple hours later, he crashed into the building intentionally. Fire Fighting