The Mountain View Police Department has confirmed that Brian Drocco, a Sunnyvale resident, was the man who died in a fiery car crash in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 24.
The coroner's report, which will identify the cause of death and contain a toxicology report, won't be available for a few weeks, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the department. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash.
A Facebook page, created in his memory, describes the 25-year-old as an "amazing individual many of us were lucky to know." Drocco was born in Cupertino. He would have turned 26 on March 18.
He died in the accident, which occurred shortly before 12:52 a.m. last Friday, just off of Central Expressway near Bernardo Avenue.
Mountain View and Sunnyvale police found Drocco's body in the wreckage of what appeared to be a 2007 BMW. The car was discovered in flames off to the side of Central Expressway, and police said it had hit a tree.
Pictures of Drocco, postings from friends, family and coworkers, and information on his funeral can be found on the memorial Facebook page.
Investigators believe the car was heading eastbound on Central Expressway, when it ran off the road, hit the tree and caught fire, according to Liz Wylie, a public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.
The body was so badly burned that investigators could not immediately identify the sex of the driver, said Wylie. "They said it was pretty horrific."
An autopsy is scheduled for today, Feb. 29.
Multiple passersby reported the flaming car to police, she said. Sunnyvale officers were the first to respond, but determined the accident was within the MVPD's jurisdiction.
There were no witnesses to the accident, Wylie said, but "it doesn't appear that there was another car involved." Police believe that the driver was alone in the car.
Wylie said police will release more information about the crash when it becomes available.