1 dead after car veers off road in El Cajon, crashes, bursts into flames

Posted at 7:25 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 10:25:54-04

EL CAJON, Calif. - At least one person was killed when a vehicle went off a road east of El Cajon, landed in a backyard and caught fire, authorities said Monday.

The accident was reported at 8:41 p.m. Sunday on La Cresta Boulevard at Mountain View Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An officer at the scene described the vehicle as a small compact that was half its original size due to the damage.

The roadway was closed to accommodate emergency equipment and the investigation, the CHP said.