The Riverside County coroner’s office Saturday publicly identified a driver believed to have been street racing when he was killed in a fiery single-vehicle wreck on the 215 Freeway in Murrieta.
The crash was reported at 4:55 p.m. Thursday on the southbound side of the freeway at the Los Alamos Road off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Witnesses told investigators they saw the driver weaving through traffic at over 100 mph prior to the crash.
When the vehicle, a Subaru WRX, reached the Los Alamos Road off-ramp, it slammed into a guardrail and then into a tree in the shoulder area before catching fire, according to the CHP.
The driver, identified as Enrique Guzman Flores, 26, of Menifee, was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.
The crash remains under investigation.
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