California Highway Patrol officials said an Uber passenger and the driver of another vehicle going the wrong way on northbound state Highway 1 died in a fiery collision early Christmas morning in Pacifica.
The first report of the collision came in at 2:39 a.m. at Highway 1 and Paloma Avenue.
A driver of a Toyota Corolla was traveling the wrong way on Highway 1 when the Toyota collided with a Nissan Maxima driven by a person working for Uber, CHP Officer Vu Williams said.
The driver of the Toyota was burned beyond recognition after the car caught fire. A passenger in the Maxima died from injuries suffered in the collision, and the Uber driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
CHP officials do not know yet whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the collision, Williams said.
Northbound Highway 1 was closed from about 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. as highway patrol officers investigated.