One person was killed and five others injured in the fiery crash a pickup truck whos edriver apparently blasted through signals at an offramp on the 91 Freeway in Riverside Saturday.

One witness told CHP officers the pickup veered from the freeway’s HOV lane, across the freeway’s general use lanes and into the off-ramp, and did not appear to slow down for cross traffic in the intersection at Central Avenue.

The crash was at 8:29 a.m.

Initial CHP reports suggest that the pickup truck may have been stolen and was being pursued by police at some point before the crash.

Before the crash, the pickup truck was seen driving at high speeds on the 91 Freeway when it exited onto Central Avenue, ran a red light, crashed into another vehicle, rolled over and ignited, the CHP said.

A passenger in the pickup truck was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Riverside City Fire Department. Another passenger in the pickup truck and its driver were injured and hospitalized.

The second vehicle which sustained major front end damage, three people inside had minor injuries and were hospitalized.

Central Avenue was closed to traffic just north and south of the freeway, as was the eastbound 91 ramps there, according to the CHP.

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