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.READ MORE: Winds Whip Up 50-Foot Flames In Wildfire Near Grass Valley
Officers believe only one person was inside the vehicle.READ MORE: Search On For Woman, 40, Last Seen Near Garcia Bend Park
It’s unclear if there was a crash that preceded the fire.MORE NEWS: Woman, 49, Found Drowned At Folsom Lake After Child Reported Seeing Her Go Under
Investigators are now at the scene gathering evidence. No estimated time of reopening of Highway 26 has been given at this point. 5808188