A man and woman were killed in a solo-vehicle accident in Porterville on Friday night after the 2007 Saturn they were in swerved off the roadway and down an embankment, overturned, struck a tree and caught fire.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. along northbound Highway 65 just north of Olive Avenue.
The names of the man and woman killed were not provided, pending notification of family. The California Highway Patrol said the woman was 58 and from Tulare, but the age and residence of the man driving the vehicle was not known.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.