Q: Vibrating and smoking and oil dumped under car

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Car started vibrating and smoking, at the same time the engine light was blinking and the oil light on. Pulled over and turned car off. Noticed a puddle of liquid under the car, it was oil. Car wouldn't start again. Any ideas what it could be?

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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