The California Highway Patrol is still trying to identify the victim of a fatal auto crash early Friday morning.
The motorist died about 1 a.m. when his car left Highway 99 in the Elk Grove area and crashed into a tree.
CHP officials believe the man to have been in his 30s. He was southbound on Highway 99 south of Elk Grove Boulevard about 1 a.m. when his Toyota Yaris left the roadway.
A witness tried to free the driver from the burning vehicle, but the damage and blaze thwarted the rescue effort. Arriving firefighters extinguished the blaze.
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CHP Officer Michael Bradley said the body was badly burned and they have not yet been able to identify the victim from dental records. He expected a positive identification on Monday.