A pickup truck bursts into flames after the driver lost control Thursday night on the Northeast Side.

Police said the driver crashed underneath an overpass at Loop 1604 and Green Mountain Road just before 10 p.m., and the vehicle caught fire.

Flames quickly engulfed the truck, but the driver managed to escape.

Police say the driver claimed he tried to avoid hitting something in the road and crashed.  

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. No charges have been announced.