SAN DIEGO — A 17-year-old male was killed Tuesday when the car he was driving veered off a Carmel Valley street, crashed into a tree and caught fire.
The fatal wreck occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Carmel Canyon Road, near Del Mar Heights Road, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Police say the teen was driving a silver Lexus RX utility vehicle northbound on 12900 Carmel Canyon Road when he made an “unsafe movement” to the right, struck a curb and crashed into a tree that caught fire, SDPD Officer John Buttle said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities did not say if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.
No other vehicles or passengers were involved.
City News Service contributed to this report.