By CBS13 Staff

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — An accident on Highway 99 in Elk Grove led to a vehicle exploding and catching fire, said the Sacramento California Highway Patrol.

Around 5 p.m., a silver Hyundai traveling at a high speed hit a minivan causing them to lose control of their vehicle and collide with the highway center divider.

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The vehicle caught fire as the victim extricated themselves from the car.

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Lanes three and four of Highway 99 were blocked near Laguna Boulevard, where the accident took place.

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The car that caused the original collision also crashed, flipping over, but the suspect fled the scene before officers could detain him.