Posted by on April 24, 2017 9:58 am
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MorganHillPD

(BANT) – Police in Morgan Hill say two men burned to death in a two-car collision in Sunday evening.

Officers responded to the area of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Native Dancer Drive at 7:15 p.m. to find a Chrysler Sebring on fire on the west shoulder of Santa Teresa. The two men inside the car seemed badly injured and were unresponsive.

The officers tried to rescue the driver from the burning car, which had major damage to the front and passenger side, but they were unsuccessful.

The Morgan Hill Fire Department arrived and tried to rescue the men in the Chrysler, police said. Despite efforts of police and fire, the two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials with the medical examiner’s office came to the scene and the two men were extricated from the Chrysler.

Officers also found a Toyota Camry in the road with extensive front-end damage. The female driver had gotten out of the Camry and police later found her on the east edge of Santa Teresa Boulevard. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the Chrysler was traveling northbound on Santa Teresa at a high rate of speed before the crash. The driver lost control and the car drifted sideways into oncoming traffic and hit the Camry.

Police are not releasing the names of the occupants of the Chrysler until their families can be notified.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Morgan Hill police Sgt. Carson Thomas or Traffic Cpl. Scott Silva at (408) 779-2101.