One person was killed when their car overturned and caught fire on southbound I-680 at Livorna Road in Alamo Friday.
California Highway Patrol officers called for a SIG alert after the crash was reported at 2:44 a.m., first responders finding a car overturned and burning on the Livorna Road offramp.
It was determined that a person, believed to be the driver, was dead inside the vehicle.
CHP Officer John Fransen said the accident occurred at 2:40 a.m., when an as-yet unidentified man driving a 1999 Acura on the southbound I-680 off-ramp to Livorna Road lost control of the car while traveling at a high rate of speed. The Acura impacted with a guardrail, careened down an embankment, and then struck a tree, Fransen said, the car overturning and landed on its passenger side facing in a northerly direction on the off-ramp – where it burst into flames with the driver still trapped inside.
The driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene, Fransen said.
This traffic collision is still pending further investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or events leading up to it, please call us at 925.646.4980.