A motorist died Monday after crashing into a tree on a rural roadway west of Woodland, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The male driver, whose identity was still unconfirmed as of Monday afternoon, was traveling southbound on County Road 94B near Road 22 when, for unknown reasons, the 2010 Ford Flex veered left across the northbound lane and struck a tree shortly before 12:30 p.m., Officer Bryan Konvalin said.
According to Konvalin, the badly damaged Ford came to rest in an agricultural field and caught fire, the blaze spreading from the engine to the passenger compartment. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was unclear whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation, Konvalin said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Woodland CHP office at 530-662-4685.