The person that died in a fiery crash near Kanan-Dume Road last week has been identified as Christopher Myers, 19, of Oak Park, son of NASCAR on Fox studio host, Chris Myers, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
Authorities are currently investigating the death as suspicious in nature, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Detective John O’Brien.
Last week, Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Officer Richard Montez told Malibu Patch that the death was being investigated as an apparent suicide. However, O'Brien said that the death is not being handled as a criminal investigation.
According to a report on USA Today, Fox stated Myers will not be part of the network’s coverage of the season-opening event of the Daytona 500.
The incident was first reported around noon on Feb. 16 and closed down Kanan-Dume Road for a few hours until a could be contained, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Quvondo Johnson told Malibu Patch in a previous report.
No other victims were found in the vehicle.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is in charge of the investigation.