One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle traffic collision on the westbound 10 Freeway in Redlands, City of Redlands Fire Department said in a news release Monday.
Firefighters responded to the scene on the freeway near the 210 Highway at around 2 a.m. Saturday to find a black Nissan Sentra that had struck a guard rail and a sign, according to the news release.
A 22-year-old male driver from Fontana was pronounced dead at the scene, California Highway Patrol said.
Firefighters extricated two male passengers from Fontana, a 21 and 22-year-old, who were transported to a nearby hospital, according to authorities.
One of those injured was in “extremely critical condition,” while the other suffered moderate injuries, the news release said.
The victims were not identified.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Interstate 10, west of Orange Street at an unknown speed. The vehicle then went off the roadway and collided with the guardrail, then travelled west, striking a steel overhanging street sign post, CHP said.
The two injured passengers were “partially ejected” from the vehicle, CHP said.
It is unclear what led to the vehicle going off the roadway.
The identity of the deceased was withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to CHP.
The collision was still under investigation. Anyone with information was encouraged to contact CHP San Bernardino at 909-383-4247.
No further information was available.