Three people dead in Highway 280 crash

September 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three people are dead and two more injured after a vehicle veered off northbound Interstate Highway 280 in Millbrae, crashed and caught fire this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The solo-vehicle crash was reported at 1:20 p.m. near Millbrae Avenue, CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke said. It is unknown what caused the vehicle to overturn and catch fire.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. The status of the other two is unknown, CHP Officer Grace Castillo said.

Two lanes of northbound 280 are expected to remain closed until at least 4 p.m.

The fire burned one-half acre.

ABC7 News contributed to this report

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