A man was found dead inside a burning vehicle on Gaffey Street on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway in San Pedro Monday morning, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A man was found dead inside a burning vehicle on Gaffey Street on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway in San Pedro Monday morning, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

Authorities Friday identified a 19-year-old man from Arizona who was killed when the Jeep he was driving crashed and caught fire on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway in San Pedro.

Jake Harris died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 1:45 a.m. Monday near Gaffey Street, according to the coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol.

“According to witnesses, a dark-colored Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on I-110 just north of Gaffey Street struck two posted regulatory signs and a concrete wall,” the CHP reported.

Harris, who was alone in the vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt, the CHP reported.

The CHP issued a SigAlert shutting down the southbound lanes and diverting traffic onto the Vincent Thomas Bridge for about four hours while an investigation was conducted.

–City News Service

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