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Coroner Identifies Victims in Deadly Limousine Fire

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of a deadly limousine fire as the coroner released the names of those who died.

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Cell phone video captured the limousine on fire.

Nine passengers were traveling in the Lincoln as it headed across the San Francisco Bay along the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge on Saturday night.

The women were on their way to a wedding celebration when the limo became engulfed in flames.

Only four women made it out alive.

The bride, 31-year-old Neriza Fojas, was among the dead.

The other fatalities were: Michelle Estrera, 35, of Fresno; Jennifer Balon, 39, of Dublin; Anna Alcantara, 46, of San Lorenzo; and Felomina Geronga, 43, of Alameda.

“To watch this long limousine just engulf in flames. It was just a nightmare,” Ricky Brown, the driver of that vehicle, told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Monday.

He was uninjured.

The limousine showed no sign of problems before it caught fire, Brown said.

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