A fiery crash on the Santiago Canyon on-ramp to the Foothill Transportation Corridor (241) in Orange killed two people and led the California Highway Patrol to shut down the roadway and the toll road in the area, authorities said Monday.
The crash was reported about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, the CHP said. A car crashed into a utility pole, downed power lines and became engulfed in flames.
The Orange County coroner’s office was called to the scene at about 10 p.m., the CHP said.
The CHP issued a SigAlert stopping traffic on Santiago Canyon Road in both directions of the toll road at 9:31 p.m. Sunday. The toll road was reopened at 10:54 p.m.
One lane of Santiago Canyon Road was reopened in each direction about 6:45 a.m. Monday, the CHP reported, with the remaining lanes expected to be reopened by 10 a.m.
—City News Service
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