One woman died Sunday in a vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 5 near the border, the California Highway Patrol said.
At 8:41 a.m. witnesses saw flames and smoke in the bushes on the right shoulder of I-5 near Dairy Mart Road, according to a CHP incident log.
CHP officers said a vehicle hit a tree and the resulting car fire spread to vegetation, which firefighters extinguished.
The CHP contacted the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office at about 9 a.m.
City News Service contributed to this article.