Driver killed in fiery Travis base crash identified as Sausalito Muslim

(MERCURY NES) — A man killed in a vehicle fire at Travis Air Force base on Wednesday has been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as Hafiz Kazi, 51, of Sausalito.

FBI officials said the incident has no known “nexus to terrorism.”

A Kia van illegally entered the base on Wednesday and caught fire as it approached the gate of the base, then veered away and crashed, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan.

Kazi was dead when authorities reached the wreck.

Inside the van, investigators found five propane tanks, three plastic one-gallon gasoline cans, a gym bag with personal effects, three cellphones, and several lighters.

Authorities extracted a video from a phone and are analyzing it to try and see if it could help point to a motive.

Ragan said investigators aren’t sure why Kazi came to the base or why he lit the van on fire. Investigators have had trouble locating family of Kazi, who was originally from India but has lived in the United States since 1993. He appeared to work as a cab driver in the past, but investigators have not determined if he was currently employed.

Multiple sources described Kazi to ABC News as a “nomad” and a “vagabond.” “Hafiz” is often the title for someone who has memorized the entire Koran.

“We know that the community is concerned but we can assure everyone that we are unaware of any specific threat to Travis Air Force Base and the Fairfield community,” Ragan said.

“We continue to seek the answer to the question of why this man acted in the manner he did,” he continued. “We appreciate the public’s concern and patience as we continue to follow all investigative leads in order to provide a factual basis for the events that occurred.”