At least one person died Saturday evening when a car went off the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway in Riverside, went down an embankment and slammed into a tree, catching fire.

The crash was reported at 4:02 p.m. on the eastbound Moreno Valley Freeway west of Day Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told the CHP black smoke came from the engine area before the car caught fire.

Several vehicles pulled over and good Samaritans tried to help, witnesses told the CHP.

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