One person killed, three injured in fiery crash near Aguanga

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A fiery head-on collision west of Aguanga killed one person and injured three others.

The crash occurred just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, on Highway 79 west of Dugan Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

One person died, one suffered major injuries, one suffered moderate injuries and another suffered minor injuries, fire officials said.

Callers told a California Highway Patrol dispatcher that one of the vehicles became fully engulfed in flames and passersby stopped and attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before first responders arrived.

Highway 79 was completely shut down for the death investigation, according to Caltrans. One person was killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in a crash near Aguanga – the second fatal crash in that area in as many days.

The deadly collision was reported at 3:24 p.m. on state Route 79 west of Dugan Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

There was one confirmed fatality, as well as one person with serious injuries, one moderately injured and one who sustained only minor injuries, according to fire officials on Twitter.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Will Fritz can be reached by email at wfritz@reedermedia.com.