By Gina Yarbrough
Oceanside, CA–A motorist reportedly driving at a high rate of speed collided with a traffic signal pole and died at the scene when the vehicle burst into flames Friday evening, Oceanside Police Department said Saturday.
The collision occurred around 11:25 p.m., at the intersection of Vista Way and Italia Way in Oceanside.
A 2015 yellow Ford passenger vehicle was speeding eastbound on Vista Way, lost control on the wet roads, and collided with a traffic signal pole at the intersection. According to a witness the vehicle caught fire immediately, Oceanside Police spokesman Rick Davis said.
Fire crews extinguished the fire and located a single occupant deceased inside the vehicle. The victim’s identity has not been released.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator Lissner at (760) 435-4651.