2 drivers killed in a fiery wrong-way crash on the 91 freeway in Long Beach
A car going west on the eastbound 91 Freeway in North Long Beach slammed into an oncoming vehicle, killing two drivers early Saturday morning, authorities said.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 5:20 a.m., near the Atlantic Avenue on-ramp. A Sigalert was declared at 5:47 a.m., closing all lanes on the eastbound 91 west of Atlantic Ave.
The two drivers were declared dead at the scene, and according to the CHP, the crash caused a fire trapping both drivers inside their mangled cars.
CHP followed a 2016 Honda going east on the 91, beginning near State College Blvd in Anaheim, per the Press-Telegram.
The driver going the wrong way was traveling above 90 miles per hour at the time of the crash.