FAIR OAKS (CBS13) – At least one person is dead after a pickup truck drove down an embankment and caught fire in Fair Oaks on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened off Sunset Avenue near Main Avenue, just east of Phoenix Park. Around 2:30 a.m., the truck was driving on eastbound Sunset Avenue when it entered a left curve and drove off the road, hit a tree and caught fire, according to a CHP statement.

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Nearby residents say they heard a loud noise and called 911. When emergency crews arrived at the crash scene, they found the truck fully engulfed in flames with the driver still inside.

The driver remains unidentifiable.

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The crash is still under investigation, although excessive speed appears to have contributed to the crash.

A small grass fire caused by the crash was quickly put out by firefighters.

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