Uber rider killed in fiery Pacifica crash


California Highway Patrol officials said an Uber passenger and a driver of a vehicle going the wrong way on northbound state Highway 1 died in a fiery collision early this morning in Pacifica.

The first report of the collision came in at 2:39 a.m. at Highway 1 and Paloma Avenue.

A driver of a Toyota Corolla was driving the wrong way on Highway 1 when the Toyota collided with a Nissan Maxima driven a person working for Uber, CHP Officer Vu Williams said.

UPDATE 12/28 Uber passenger killed in Pacifica crash identified.

The driver of the Toyota was burned beyond recognition after the car caught fire. A passenger in the Maxima died from injuries suffered in the collision.

The Uber driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Williams said.

CHP officials do not know yet whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the collision, Williams said.

Northbound Highway 1 was closed from about 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. as highway patrol officerinvestigated.

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