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Driver Killed in Fiery Fallbrook Car Crash

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One person was killed in a fiery car crash early Thursday in Fallbrook, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The fatal single-vehicle crash was reported at about 2 a.m. near State Route 76 on Via Monserate. There, a 1999 Dodge minivan struck a traffic signal and engulfed in flames after the crash, trapping the driver inside.

Video of the aftermath of the crash showed an extensively burned car being towed away from the scene. The incident temporarily shut down both lanes of Via Monserate.

Authorities have not identified the name of the driver. Details on what led up to the crash were not immediately available.

Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to contact California Highway Patrol at 858-637-3800.

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