Oceanside police are investigating a fiery and fatal solo-vehicle crash that occurred on Christmas Eve.
The accident happened around 11:25 p.m. Friday, when the Oceanside Police Department responded to calls of a single-vehicle collision in the intersection of Vista Way and Italia Way, said Sgt. Rick Davis.
Davis said a 2015 yellow Ford passenger vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed east on Vista Way and collided with a traffic signal pole at the intersection with Italia Way.
The vehicle caught fire immediately, a witness said.
“The Oceanside Fire Department arrived and, upon extinguishing the fire, they located a single occupant who they pronounced dead,” Davis said.
The name and gender of the victim were not immediately released.
Solo vehicle crash kills driver in Oceanside on Christmas Eve