San Diego Police cruiser
A San Diego Police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a fiery single-vehicle accident Tuesday in Carmel Valley.

San Diego Police responded at 3:15 p.m. to the 12900 block of Carmel Canyon Road where they learned the victim, who was driving a silver Lexus RX utility vehicle, made an unsafe movement to the right, struck a curb and then a mature tree anchored into a parkway on the east side of the street.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, said Officer John Buttle.

No other vehicles or passengers were involved and it was unknown if alcohol or drugs  played a factor in the collision, Buttle said.

Officers from the department’s Traffic Division responded to the scene and are investigating the collision.

The boy’s name was not released.

Anyone with information related to the accident was asked to call 858- 495-7800 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Updated at 8:20 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022