Driver in a stolen vehicle dies in fiery Malibu crash

A stolen vehicle suspect died in a multi-vehicle crash in Malibu Monday afternoon, officials said.

The crash occurred along Pacific Coast Highway and Kanan Dume Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The vehicle that caught fire was a 2017 Lexus NX, which had been stolen earlier the same day, sometime between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., Lt. Jordan, with LASD, said.

Authorities say the driver had recently left rehab. After stealing the vehicle, they accelerated at a high rate of speed and collided with a motorcycle and a truck.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. It is unclear if anyone in the truck was injured.

All lanes of PCH were closed at Kanan Dume Road, while the southbound side of the street was closed at Cornell Road.