A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

One person died Thursday evening in a fiery collision on eastbound Interstate 8 in Alpine.

The wreck, which involved at least two vehicles, occurred about 6 p.m. west of Tavern Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene.

The accident forced closures of two eastbound lanes and one on the westbound side, the CHP reported.

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