PALMDALE — A 47-year-old woman died Wednesday after her vehicle got stuck in the desert and then burst into flames, authorities said.
It happened around 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, on Avenue N-8, west of 36th Street West, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
“A witness observed a vehicle several hundred feet off the roadway in the desert,” the CHP report states. “The vehicle had traveled from Avenue N-8 in a northeasterly direction into the desert and became stuck on a large sagebrush.”
“For unknown reasons the vehicle became engulfed in flames,” the CHP report states. “The driver… was unable to exit the vehicle and was later determined to be deceased.”
The woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to be factors in the incident, according to the CHP.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATED 3-10-16: The deceased has been identified as 47-year-old Kimberly Ann Jackson of Palmdale, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Editor’s note: The CHP report had an incorrect age for the driver. The article has been corrected.