Man dies in Highway 267 crash |

Man dies in Highway 267 crash

Staff reports

The Placer County Coroner’s Office has yet to make a positive identification on the driver of a single-car fatal crash on Highway 267 just south of Northstar Drive early June 19.

The 1:20 a.m. crash occurred after the unidentified male driver was travelling northbound on Highway 267 at an unknown speed. He lost control of his 1990 Chevrolet, crossed into the southbound lane and ran off the west roadway edge, according to police reports.

The vehicle hit a large tree and ignited, inflicting fatal injuries on the driver and leaving him unidentifiable.

“It may require some DNA testing, so it could take weeks (to positively identify the driver),” said CHP Officer Kirk Bromell.