San Diego police are investigating a fiery crash in City Heights that was believed to be a hit and run.
A relative of the man who tried to report a stolen car may have been the driver officials said.
People living along the 3300-block of Euclid Avenue woke up around 2 a.m. to what sounded like a loud explosion.
When they came outside they noticed a collision that made a parked Chevy Cavalier to look like a crumpled tin can.
The Chevy's owner was in disbelief. “I came out front and I just seen the car in flames and come to find out it’s my car,” said Michael Tibbeds. “I don’t know what to think right now. My car’s gone that’s all I know.”
Witnesses say the Chevy was on fire, with flames shooting at least six feet in the air.
The vehicle that caused the collision was left parked in the middle of the road with no one inside.
Soon after the crash, police received a call from the registered owner of the vehicle saying that his car was stolen.
The owner then claimed a relative had possession of the car so the car wasn’t officially reported stolen.
Now, police are looking into the possibility that the registered owner may have been involved in the hit and run crash.