The California Highway Patrol reported that a wrong-way collision on the southbound 15 Freeway in northern Fontana resulted in the deaths of three people late on Monday, October 24.
Near Sierra Avenue, at about 11:40 p.m., the collision occurred just after other drivers reported the errant driver.
According to the CHP, the driver and passenger of a 2016 Honda that caught fire were two Rialto residents who died. The third individual was the lone occupant and driver of a 2021 Kia, a 57-year-old resident of Glendale. Their identities have not been made public.
According to Officer Stephen Rawls, a CHP spokesperson, as of Tuesday afternoon, investigators had not identified the car that 911 callers had claimed was travelling north in the southbound lanes. According to Rawls, the callers were unable to give a detailed description of that car.
Up until 7:30 in the morning, some southbound lanes were blocked off.
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According to Rawls, the majority of wrong-way drivers drive in the left lane because they mistakenly think they are going the right way and in the far right lane, even though investigators have not yet established which lane the driver was in. Rawls advised those using the expressway late at night to avoid the left lane and to look far ahead of them for anything out of the ordinary.
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