BORREGO SPRINGS, CA – 2 Killed in Fiery Crash on Highway 78 at Quarry Road

BORREGO SPRINGS, CA - 2 Killed in Fiery Crash on Highway 78 at Quarry Road
BORREGO SPRINGS, CA – 2 Killed in Fiery Crash on Highway 78 at Quarry Road

Evening Fiery Collision on Highway 78 in Borrego Springs Kills 2 Motorist

BORREGO SPRINGS, CA (November 24, 2018) – Two people were killed following a fiery crash Saturday evening on a desert highway near Ocotillo Wells, according to Cal Fire San Diego.

The crash happened just before 7:00 p.m. on Highway 78 at Quarry Road.

Witnesses told officers that a Toyota pickup truck was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when it collided head-on with a Kia sedan. Both vehicles to burst into flames upon impact and ended up off the highway shoulder.

When Cal Fire crews extinguished the fire, they found both drivers dead inside their burning vehicles.

Highway 78 was briefly closed in both directions until almost 10:00 p.m.

The names of the dead motorists were not immediately available pending notification of their family members.

Investigation of this fatal crash is still ongoing.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the families and friends affected by this tragic loss.


If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Our lawyers at The Sweet Law Group are skilled in handling delicate cases and understand how challenging legal proceedings are for those involved. We want to help you through this difficult time so you can focus on other matters at hand. Let us fight for the proper compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation.

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