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Good Samaritans risk lives to save man from burning vehicle in Corona crash

By in Press Enterprise on February 5, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Good Samaritans risked their lives to pull a man from a burning vehicle following a fatal crash Saturday night in Corona, California Highway Patrol officials said Monday.

The crash that killed 23-year-old Saul Flores was first reported around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to authorities.

After Flores’ 2016 Jeep drove off the southbound 15 Freeway north of Horsethief Canyon Road, drove up the the embankment, struck a perimeter fence then continued across De Palma Road and down an embankment, it caught fire, officials said.

Witnesses, at least two according to video from the scene, ran down to the burning vehicle. The witnesses managed to pull Flores from the burning vehicle and began CPR but the 23-year-old Corona man died at the scene.

The video also showed boxes of ammunition that appeared to have been thrown from the vehicle, lying on the ground near the Jeep.

CHP officers are investigating the fatal crash and ask anyone with information to contact the Riverside California Highway Patrol Accident Investigation Unit at 951-637-8000.

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