Lake Forest: Driver Dies In Fiery Crash After Wrapping Vehicle Around Tree

07.07.2023 | 10:19 PM | LAKE FOREST – A driver died after losing control and wrapping their vehicle around a tree in a fiery crash, Friday night.

The fiery crash was reported near the intersection of El Toro and Jeronimo roads around 10:19 PM.

When crews arrived on scene they located a vehicle wrapped around a tree and engulfed in flames.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the flames in a matter of minutes but the driver and solo occupant was found deceased inside.

It was unclear what led up the crash or if any other vehicles were involved.

The identity of the deceased driver was withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

Junior Martinez

Junior joined the County News Service team in 2021 covering a variety of breaking news stories from fires to crashes and protests. As a Southern California native Junior excels in locating and responding to breaking news events.