RIO LINDA (CBS13) — A woman died in a fiery single-car crash into a tree Friday afternoon, according to CHP.
Officers say the crash happened around 3 p.m. on the 200 block of U Street. They say a Prius was traveling westbound on U Street and for unknown reasons lost control and crashed into a tree.READ MORE: UC Davis Mascot Change Vote Gets Endorsement From Congressman: 'It Must Moove On From The Old'
After crashing into the tree, the vehicle caught on fire. CHP said residents in the area attempted to rescue the occupant but were unsuccessful. The Prius became engulfed in flames.READ MORE: Key Lawmaker Warns At UFO Hearing: 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Are A Potential National Security Threat'
Metro Fire responded to the scene to put out the fire.
The identity of the driver was not released. Officers only said it was an adult female.MORE NEWS: Large Police Presence In Stockton Neighborhood Leads To Blocked Street
The street was closed in both directions for about two hours.