WALTHAM – Police are investigating a fiery car crash that killed an unidentified man early Thursday morning, officials said.
The vehicle, a 2006 Kia Sportage, crashed and exploded into flames at 12:37 a.m. at the entrance of an apartment complex at 1000 Lexington St. The vehicle left the roadway at the entrance to the complex, and fell about 10 ft. into an embankment, police said.
The SUV, which was fully engulfed in flames, quickly spread to the embankment and nearby fence bordering the southbound side of Lexington Street. The Waltham fire department responded and extinguished the fire, according to a police statement.
A deputy fire chief said the department could not comment, because police are still investigating. Police are still trying to identify the victim, an officer said.