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Woman killed in fiery crash

A woman died early Wednesday when she drove her car off of U.S. Highway 50, east of St. Pauli’s Inn, and crashed into a tree, police said.

The car exploded into flames on impact, burning the woman’s remains beyond recognition, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. She has not been identified.

The woman was traveling east in a 1989 Honda Accord around 5:15 a.m., 1 1/2 miles east of the Alder Creek bridges. Investigators estimate that the woman was driving at a high rate of speed because of distance traveled from the highway. The car sheared one tree and continued down the embankment before hitting an oak tree and igniting. CHP officers said they are waiting for a positive identification and notification of next of kin before releasing any information on the driver.

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