Firefighters rushed to High Drive (also called Bear Creek Road) Saturday morning after a witness reported hearing an explosion and seeing flames.
After firefighters got to the scene around 5:10 a.m. they found a wrecked car fully engulfed in flames and several trees on fire. It was only after they put out the fire that they realized there was deceased person inside the vehicle. The body was burned beyond recognition, and authorities do not know if the victim is a man or a woman.
At this time, authorities believe the victim was speeding and crashed into a tree, causing the explosion sound that the witness heard and starting the fire. The CSPD Major Accident Unit is at the scene now still trying to piece together what happened.
Police searched Bear Creek, which runs along High Drive, for other possible victims who may have been ejected in the crash. None were found, so at present police believe there was just one victim in the crash.
The accident happened near the intersection of High Drive and Gold Camp Road, on the southwest side of Colorado Springs.