Two people died after a fiery crash on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass earlier this week.
The crash happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound freeway south of Oak Hill Road.
Authorities said the driver of an unknown model Mitsubushi had, for unknown reasons, come to a stop in the No. 2 lane that morning.
That’s when a driver from Apple Valley crashed into the back of the vehicle. California Highway Patrol Officer Ivan Sandoval said that the car caught fire and “became fully engulfed,” California Highway Patrol Officer Ivan Sandoval said.
The Mitsubishi’s driver did not get out of the vehicle and died at the scene. As of Thursday, the driver remained unidentified, and no cause of death had been determined, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.
A 60-year-old man who was riding in the car could escape from the burning vehicle. However, he suffered major injuries and died later at a local hospital.
The CHP only identified him as residing in Los Angeles.
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