One person died Thursday afternoon when a vehicle crashed at a rural road crossing in the far southern reaches of San Diego County, struck a power pole and burst into flames.
The Potrero wreck also ignited a brush fire that burned three acres.
The fatal wreck took place shortly before 2:30 p.m. at Hartley Hill and Round Potrero roads, north of state Route 94, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The burning vehicle ignited a vegetation blaze but firefighters quickly gained control, Cal Fire reported.
Authorities did not release the victim’s identity, nor a cause for the accident.
– Staff reports