Car bursts into flames after flipping over in La Mesa

Posted at 6:43 AM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 10:12:37-05

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A car burst into flames after a crash in La Mesa early Sunday morning.

According to California Highway Patrol, the crash happened on SR-94 near the 125 before 3:30 a.m.

CHP says the driver was speeding on SR-94 west when he tried merging onto the 125 on-ramp. The man then lost control and flipped several times before the car went up in flames.

Witnesses stopped to help, but the man was able to get out of the vehicle on his own.

The driver was able to escape the crash with only minor injuries. CHP says he is being checked for DUI.

Traffic was shut down on the 125 on-ramp for a short time after the crash, but was reopened before 6 a.m.