APPLEGATE (CBS13) – Officers are investigating a deadly freeway crash that happened near the community of Applegate in Placer County, the California Highway Patrol said on Wednesday.
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Auburn area CHP said the crash happened along eastbound I-80. The driver of a Mercedes sedan veered off the right shoulder and down an embankment where they hit a tree.READ MORE: Some Sierra Spots Report More Than 2 Feet Of Snow Over Past 24 Hours
The collision with the tree sparked a fire and the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.
The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity has not yet been released.MORE NEWS: Best Places For Halloween: Sacramento Ranks 22nd Among US Cities
According to the CHP, the crash did not impact traffic on the freeway