Man killed in fiery crash outside Beale Air Force Base

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YUBA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) – A man died in a fiery collision just outside Beale Air Force Base Tuesday.

Around 7 a.m., the man was speeding in a 2008 Infinity M35, passing vehicles on Hammonton Smartville Road, the CHP reported. The two vehicles passed by the Infinity were going approximately 65 mph.

Witnesses told investigators the driver lost control of the Infinity on a curve and began to spin out into the westbound lane, where it collided with a Ford F-150 driving at 55 mph.

CHP said the 29-year-old driver was trapped in the Infinity when it caught fire. He died from his injuries. 

The pickup driver complained of pain but did not want to go to the hospital, CHP reported. 

Hammonton Smartville Road, east of Doolittle Drive, was closed for nearly three hours while crews cleared the scene and gathered evidence.

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