Published: Dec 08, 2010 5:36 AM EST
Updated: Dec 08, 2010 2:39 AM EST

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident where a man set himself on fire while a juvenile passenger was with him.

It happened near the intersection of Del Prado Blvd and Barbie Ln in Suncoast Estates.

According to the 17 year old passenger, the man, who is in his 30s, was giving him a ride when he veered off the road into a field.

The passenger said the driver began pouring gasoline on himself, setting the vehicle and his body on fire. The passenger ran away, unharmed. The driver had to be flown to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.