Deadly Crash Near Millerton Lake Early Thursday Morning

The Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning crash on Auberry Road south of Millerton Road that killed two people.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. when officers say the car veered off the roadway, hit a tree and burst into flames.

The driver was killed in the crash but a male passenger was able to climb from the wreckage. He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

The car was so badly charred investigators did not know how many victims were inside the car for several hours.

The wreckage has been cleared and the road has been reopened.