LINCOLN (CBS13) – An Orangevale resident was killed in a fiery crash on Highway 65 near Lincoln Tuesday night.
California Highway Patrol’s Auburn divisions says, a little before 7 p.m., the driver of a 2015 Nissan Altima drifted right into the path of an oncoming big rig new W. Wise Road. The car and big rig then collided head-on, sending the Altima down an embankment.READ MORE: Poll: How Would You Vote In California's Upcoming Recall Election?
With the driver still trapped inside, the Altima was engulfed in flames.
The big rig also overturned as a result of the crash. A Toyota FJ Cruiser that was traveling behind it swerved to avoid the crash and also overturned.READ MORE: Crews Battling Fire Near Colfax; Some Evacuation Orders Issued
CHP says the driver of the Altima, an Orangevale man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the big rig and a passenger in the Toyota suffered minor injuries and were taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
The name of the Altima driver has not been released.MORE NEWS: Tree Trimmers In Short Supply As People Prepare For Fires
Exactly what caused the crash is still being investigated by CHP. It’s still not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor.