MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — A vehicle crashed over the side of Malibu Canyon Road north of Pacific Coast Highway Monday, killing the driver and igniting a brush fire, authorities said.
The crash was reported about 11:20 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
Firefighters were working to fully contain the roughly 2-acre blaze by Monday afternoon, the county fire department reported.READ MORE: Armed Suspect Caught On Camera Robbing Group Of People In A West Hollywood Alley
The body was found in the vehicle, according to Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Keith Mora. The gender and age of the person were not immediately known.
A section of Malibu Canyon Road was closed between PCH and Piuma Road during the firefighting effort.MORE NEWS: Motive Unknown After 8 Killed At Indianapolis FedEx Facility
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