crash near border
Firefighters responding a vegetation fire along I-5 discovered the car fully engulfed in flames. Credit: OnScene.TV

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.