A 20-year-old man who was allegedly driving a stolen Mercedes-Benz died when it struck a fixed pillar in Burbank, police said Thursday.
The El Cajon resident allegedly stole the car from a relative Thursday near the intersection of Olive Avenue and Sunset Canyon Drive. The car collided head-on with a fixed pillar at the southeast corner of the intersection about 12:30 p.m., according to police.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No one else was in the vehicle.
Witnesses told police the man was driving erratically and speeding before the crash. Officials are investigating to determine whether drugs or alcohol factored into the crash.
Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Burbank Police Department Traffic Bureau at 818-238-3100.
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: