STOCKTON (CBS13) — Traffic is being diverted along Highway 26 near Stockton due to a vehicle fire that left one person dead Wednesday morning.

California Highway Patrol says the incident was first reported just after 4:30 a.m. along Highway 26 near Alpine Road. First responders encountered a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames.

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Officers believe only one person was inside the vehicle.

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It’s unclear if there was a crash that preceded the fire.

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Investigators are now at the scene gathering evidence. No estimated time of reopening of Highway 26 has been given at this point. 5808188