The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office is investigating a fiery car crash in Sun city.  Officer Chris Hegstrom says a car barreled into the backyard of a house and burst into flames after slamming into a tree head-on.  The engine compartment of the car was fully engulfed in flames and the driver was still in the car when

firefighters arrived.  Crews were quick to knock out the fire, but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  Hegstrom says it appears the driver, who is a 44-year-old man, died from injuries sustained in the accident and not from the fire.  However, a medical examiner will determine the exact cause of the death. 

Kris Dugan