HOUSTON — The driver of a speeding car being chased by Houston police has been killed after his car caught fire, hit a highway wall, flew over a bridge, crashed into a bayou and then exploded.

Police say the driver, who may have been intoxicated, sped through traffic signals and stop signs and ran other cars off the road during the 8-mile (12.87-kilometer)-long chase Tuesday night.

After the crash, police went into the bayou to try to rescue the driver but the car blew up.

The name of the driver hasn’t been immediately released. He’s believed about 30 years old.