Flames from Riverside crash
Flames from the crash in Riverside. Courtesy OnScene.TV

One person was killed and four injured Wednesday in a fiery multi-vehicle crash in Riverside.

The crash was reported at approximately 12:48 a.m. and officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway between Van Buren Boulevard and Adams Street where they found two vehicles overturned and another on fire, according to the Riverside CHP.

Fire from the crash spread to the brush behind an apartment building in the 8700 block of Indiana Avenue, said Riverside County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins.

Fire crews were able to control and extinguish the flames.

The crash left debris from the vehicles strewn across multiple lanes of the freeway.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.

Four people were taken to a hospital, two in critical condition and two with minor injuries, Hopkins said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert for the closure of all lanes of the freeway.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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