Authorities are still trying to identify the driver of a Corvette who died in a fatal car crash after leading the CHP on a chase that started at the Baldwin Avenue on-ramp in Arcadia early Wednesday morning.
The fatal crash happened near the 330 Freeway interchange in San Bernardino County around 4:30 a.m, according to Officer Leon Lopez of the CHP.
The body has not yet been identified due to the severity of the injuries sustained after the car lost control for unknown reasons, crashed and exploded into flames after hitting a pillar, according to Lopez.
The chase began at 4:07 a.m. when the driver of the Corvette entered the 210 freeway at the Baldwin Avenue on-ramp, which had been closed for construction. The driver was seen by California Highway Patrol officers maneuvering around barriers. Officers pursued the driver after he failed to yield, Lopez said.
The suspect drove in excess of 100 miles per hour as he entered the San Bernardino area and eventually crashed and died. The chase ended just before 4:30 a.m.
An investigation team is still working to identify the body and identify the owner of the vehicle. It is not known why the driver went around the barriers, Lopez said.