YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A serious head-on crash on Highway 99 has resulted in at least one death and vehicles catching fire, officials said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, one car was traveling northbound and, for reasons unknown, swerved into the southbound lanes crashing head-on with another vehicle.

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Both vehicles were engulfed in flames. Good samaritans saved the driver of the car traveling southbound out of the burning vehicle. They also tried to save the driver of the car that swerved, but the car doors were jammed and the driver could not be rescued in time.

Police and firefighters were on the scene. Highway 99 has since reopened.

The victim’s identities have not been released.

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More details to follow as we obtain new information.


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