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Car bursts into flames after crash off I-805 in Chula Vista

Posted at 7:37 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 17:08:50-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – A speeding car burst into flames after crashing into a wall off Interstate 805 in the Chula Vista area early Friday morning.

The crash and subsequent car fire occurred at around 12:30 a.m. off southbound I-805 at Palomar Street.

Chula Vista police said they believe the black Volkswagen Jetta exited the carpool offramp at a high rate of speed when it struck a curb and went airborne.

The car then hit a section of a wall before falling onto the sidewalk and bursting into flames.

10News learned the driver fled the scene of the crash.

No injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.