Four dead in contraflow crash on Highway 71 in Chino Hills

Four people were killed early Sunday morning in a multi-vehicle reverse collision on Highway 71 in Chino Hills, authorities said.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the freeway’s southbound lanes near Central Avenue, after several motorists called 911 to report a car traveling the wrong way in those lanes, according to California. Highway Patrol.

At least four vehicles were involved in the collision, authorities said.

Officers arrived to find at least one car completely engulfed in flames, authorities said. Although they fought the fire with fire extinguishers, they were unable to save those trapped inside.

Four victims were pronounced dead at the scene and at least one other person was taken to hospital, authorities said.

Los Angeles Times

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