1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Fiery Wreck on Interstate 880 in San Leandro: CHP

One person was killed and another was "gravely injured" when a car crashed and caught fire along Interstate 880 in San Leandro early Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The solo-vehicle crash happened just before 3 a.m. along southbound I-880 just north of the Davis Street exit, Ted Montez with the CHP said.

A witness told CHP officers that the car passed them "at a high rate of speed," later lost control, veered across lanes of traffic, slammed into a guard rail and then hit a pole before catching fire, Montez said.

"There was major intrusion damage, and the engine compartment — the engine itself — was actually separated from the vehicle," Montez said.

Two male victims were inside the car at the time of the crash, according to Montez. Their ages were not immediately known.

It is not clear if alcohol played a role in the wreck, Montez said.

An investigation is ongoing.

Further information was not available. 

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