PALMDALE – A 46-year-old Palmdale man was killed in a fiery crash early Sunday morning.
Bobby Phillips was traveling on Rancho Vista Boulevard around 1 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree at the intersection of Avenue Vista Verde in Palmdale, authorities said.
“His vehicle became engulfed in flames,” said Lieutenant Ken Wright of the Palmdale Station. “Deputies from Palmdale and Lancaster Stations attempted to remove the driver but his body was pinned in the driver compartment.”
Phillips, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene and appears to have died at the time of the initial impact, Wright said.
“The cause of the accident is currently unknown due to no witnesses, no skid marks, and no other evidence indicating another vehicle being involved,” Wright said.
Officials were unable to immediately identify the type of vehicle Phillips was driving, but Wright said it was a “very expensive vehicle of some kind.”