Shelby man with ALS dies in fiery wreck on way to Super Bowl

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A man with Lou Gehrig's disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl got tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta.

News outlets report 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through ALS-dedicated charity Team Gleason in New Orleans. His brother was driving Saturday when the minivan began smoking on Interstate 85.

The Georgia State Patrol says Robert Cushman got out to examine the van and flames erupted.