TUSTIN, Calif. -- One person is dead after a fiery crash in Tustin early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol says.
Officers tried to pull the driver over for speeding northbound on Route 55 around 1:24 a.m. Sunday but the chase was canceled because of the suspect's high rate of speed. Witnesses claim the driver was speeding over 100 mph.
The driver then crashed into a guardrail on the northbound 5 Freeway, sending the car airborne and into a tree.
Authorities say the person was thrown from the car and the hillside, where it landed and caught on fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The northbound 5 Freeway lanes and southbound Route 55 lanes near the split were expected to remain closed until Sunday afternoon.
The driver was wanted for failing to yield, the CHP says.
Speeding driver killed in fiery crash following police chase in Tustin: CHP
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