Driver killed in crash that caught a house on fire

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LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Georgia State patrol is looking into a fatal crash in Walker county.

It happened around 12:15 Sunday morning.

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A Walker county deputy spotted a G-M-C Yukon speeding, heading south on Georgia 151.

Troopers say the deputy lost sight of the Yukon, which ran a stop sign at Old Trion Highway.

It went airborne, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.

The driver never got out of the burning vehicle.

The flames also spread to a nearby house and did extensive damage to it.