Driver crashes into tree, flees before engine catches fire


LEMON GROVE (CNS) – A vehicle crashed into a tree Sunday and the driver fled before the vehicle caught fire, authorities said.

The crash happened early Sunday on the on-ramp to westbound state Route 94 from College Grove Way, according to a news video.

Upon arrival at the scene, Heartland Fire-Rescue and the California Highway Patrol encountered a blue Nissan Maxima with its engine compartment fully engulfed in flames.

Witnesses said the driver fled the vehicle after crashing into the tree.

No injuries were reported.

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