Adelanto, Calif: (VVNG.com) One person is dead and another person was seriously injured after their vehicles collided and caught fire.
The accident was reported late Wednesday night around 11:15 p.m. in the unincorporated community of El Mirage, just west north of Adelanto.
Firefighters arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire.
According to CHP Officer Warnke, an SUV traveling southbound on Hwy 395 was attempting to pass a big rig over double yellow lines when it collided with a Volkswagen Beetle traveling northbound.
“As they approached each other’s location both took evasive action on the right-hand shoulder, subsequently causing a head-on collision,” stated Officer Warnke.
The driver of the Volkswagen sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center by Mercy Air.
The driver of the SUV was confirmed deceased on scene by medical personal.
The accident is being investigated by the Victorville CHP.