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Police working to identify driver killed in fiery Oshawa car crash

Police investigate a fatal crash on Howden Road in Oshawa Sunday. Colin Williamson / Global News

Durham Regional Police say they’re working to identify the male driver of a vehicle killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Oshawa.

Police said in a news release that officers were called to a vehicle fire on Howden Road near Harmony Road at 4:10 a.m. Sunday.

The statement said it appears a 2021 Honda Civic was travelling east on Howden Road when the driver lost control, entered a ditch and struck a tree at a high speed.

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When officers arrived at the scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames and the driver — the lone occupant — was still inside, the statement said.

Roads were closed in the area for several hours during the investigation.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 905-579-1520 ext. 5256 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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