Two people died in a one-vehicle crash early Thursday morning on Auberry Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash happened about 3 a.m., south of Ventana Drive. The CHP said driver was northbound in a 1999 Ford Explorer when the SUV went onto the right shoulder and slammed into a tree. The Explorer burst into flames.
The driver died at the scene. The passenger was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, the CHP said.
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