IMPERIAL — A fiery crash between a pickup and tractor-trailer rig Thursday left one man dead and closed Highway 111 east of here for three hours.
The crash occurred about 11:20 p.m. south of Worthington Road.
The pickup driver, whose identity had not been released as of this morning, died at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.
County Coroner Investigator Gary Hayes said he was unsure if the man died as a result of the crash or the fire that engulfed the pickup.
The California Highway Patrol reported the man was driving his pickup north on the highway when he attempted to cross the double yellow lines into the southbound lanes.