COLTON: Fatal Vehicle Vs Sedan

On Saturday morning, October 26, 2019, the California Highway Patrol along with the Colton Fire Department and the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a vehicle vs semi truck with the driver of the sedan trapped and vehicle catching fire. The fatal fiery crash occurred around 5:15am on the southbound 215 Freeway just south of Iowa Avenue. The driver of the sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol incident log, the driver of the sedan may have fallen asleep before they rear ended the trailer of the semi which resulted in the sedan and trailer catching fire. The driver of the semi was able to detach the cab from the trailer and was not injured in the crash.