WILDOMAR (CNS) - A driver who was temporarily trapped inside a burning car after a single-vehicle crash in Wildomar died of his injuries today.
The crash took place at 2:45 a.m. at the Olive Street underpass to Interstate 15, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The vehicle was hung on a chain link fence above the bridge, and firefighters initially had trouble securing the vehicle to extricate the driver, the department reported.
Once freed from the wreckage, the driver was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center with major injuries, where he later died, according to the Riverside County coroner's office.
The driver was identified as Rene Leduff Jr., 24, of Murrieta.
No further information about the fatal crash was immediately available.
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