At least four people were killed when a wrong-way driver engulfed several vehicles in a pile on Highway 71 in Chino Hills early Sunday morning, officials said.
The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on the southbound lane of Route 71 near the Central Avenue exit.
Several drivers called 911 and reported seeing a driver heading north in the south lane, according to CHP. The incident happened shortly after four or five vehicles collided, a police officer told news photographers at the scene.
CHP said the first CHP sergeant to arrive at the scene attempted to rescue several people trapped inside a burning white sedan, but had to retreat due to intense flames.
Four people inside the vehicle were confirmed dead. Another was taken to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
The southbound lane of the 71 Freeway has been closed due to an accident investigation.
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