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4 killed in crash on US 395 south of California-Nevada line

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 19:00:20-04

The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a fiery crash that killed four people and shut down part of U.S. Highway 395 Friday night about 30 miles south of the California-Nevada line. 

The patrol said Monday two vehicles collided head-on at about 5:15 p.m. about 4 miles south of Bridgeport, California.

For unknown reasons, a northbound Subaru Impreza crossed the center line and hit a southbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.

The pickup and the trailer overturned and the pickup caught fire, blocking both the northbound and southbound lanes.

Both drivers and a passenger in each vehicle were killed.

The patrol says all the victims appeared to have been wearing seatbelts. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a role in the crash but the cause remains under investigation.