A series of crashes in both directions of Highway 24 Thursday ended in death for an unidentified woman whose car was found crashed and burning westbound just west of the St. Stephens Drive onramp.
Police and firefighters were kept busy locating a number of reported crashes in the area at around 8:57 p.m., a caller alerting authorities to a Honda Civic off the highway, a “flicker” of fire creeping from the car into the adjacent bushes.
The car was fully engulfed as firefighters and CHP officers arrived and determined that a person may be inside. That individual – described only as an “adult female” pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s officials arrived at the scene late Thursday to recover the body and begin the identification process.
Reports that a car was seen driving erratically on the highway moments before the crash could not be immediately confirmed, nor was it known if it was the car that ultimately crashed.
The stretch of Highway 24 has been the scene of several recent crashes.