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Fiery Car Crash Kills One On Highway 4 Tuesday

A two-vehicle accident at the Morello offramp caused one car to go down an embankment, where it burst into flames. Photographer Craig Cannon was on the scene.

A traffic collision in Martinez tonight sent a car down an embankment that caught fire and killed one of the occupants, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision on westbound state Highway 4 at the Morello Avenue offramp was reported shortly before 7 p.m.

At least two vehicles were involved in the collision on the freeway, which sent one car down an embankment where it burst into flames.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene while at least one other person was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Two lanes of the highway and the Morello Avenue offramp were closed Tuesday night while the CHP investigated the scene.

Lysa vigil August 22, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I seen the whole thing,it was so horrifing
Grim Reaper August 23, 2012 at 06:10 AM
I knew the person who died, His name is Ronaldo Bussey.
Grim Reaper August 23, 2012 at 06:13 AM
What happened?
Bob Amerine August 27, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Looks like the victim got hit from behind a TON, and shoved off the road and down into a tree. Wondering if maybe there was no turn signal by the victim and slowed too suddenly to exit, or the SUV that struck him was inattentive. Amazingly sad to see such an accident on a straight stretch of hwy.
Stinger September 13, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Lysa vigil, did you see it from the start? If so, please call me at 510-813-2842. Victim was my nephew.

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