A male was killed Saturday when his vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Redondo beach and burst into flames, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 7:05 a.m. in the 1600 block of Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach police Sgt. Paul Ribitzki said.
"The vehicle was engulfed in flames and it's excess fuel ignited and flowed down the decline of Aviation Boulevard for approximately 100 feet," Ribitzki said. Redondo Beach firefighters responded to put out the flames and render aid to the patient but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the sergeant said.
The patient's age and identity were not available.
Southern California Edison crews responded to the scene to reroute power and repair the damaged pole, he said.
Aviation Boulevard was shut down from 7:05 a.m. to about 3 p.m. between Artesia Boulevard and Grant Avenue for the investigation, Ribitzki said.
Anyone who saw the crash was asked to call Traffic Investigator Clint Daniel at (310) 379-2477, Extension 2721.