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Man accidentally blows up his Porsche after lighting cigarette while transporting gas can in back seat

By Mason White 5:02 PM September 19, 2017
Burned Porsche
Burned Porsche
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man accidentally destroyed his own Porsche after lighting a cigarette while transporting a gasoline can in the back seat, according to police in Florida.

Pinellas police said that on Tuesday night, the Porsche went up in flames, but no one was injured on SB I-275 at 38th Avenue N.

The 70-year-old driver reported that he was transporting the gas can to his home.

The gas can was in the back passenger seat when he lit a cigarette.

Somehow, the gasoline caught fire.

The man quickly jumped out of his luxury car, but the Porsche was totally burned.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that the vehicle is a total loss.

The model was identified as a 2017 Porsche 718.