RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — A wrong-way driver was dead Wednesday after his vehicle collided head-on with a big rig on the I-15 in the Inland Empire.
The accident happened around 5:20 a.m. near Baseline Road in Rancho Cucamonga, the California Highway Patrol said.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
A Toyota Prius slammed into the northbound truck and went under the semi, bursting into flames.Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
“The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department is conducting a death investigation to determine if this was an intentional act or if it was simply an error on the part of the driver who misunderstood the directions,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Cindy Bachman said.
The crash shutdown the two, three and four lanes, prompting the CHP to issue a SigAlert. All lanes reopened around 10:45 a.m.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 1 In Critical Condition After Shooting Near Eagle Rock Dispensary; Suspect In Custody