A man was killed this week in a fiery, single-car crash in Palmdale, according to the sheriff’s department.

The crash happened about 6:50 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the Sierra Highway at Rancho Vista Boulevard, sheriff’s Detective E. Saucedo said.

Joshua Pittario, 31, of Palmdale was driving a 2006 silver, Ford Focus was heading north on Sierra Highway when his car drifted onto the sidewalk, hit a wooden fence pole on the bike path, and caromed into a Metrolink control house, where it caught fire, Saucedo said.

The man died at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of kin.

The crash was being investigated by the Palmdale sheriff’s station.

No other injuries were reported.