CORONA, California — Jesse Tapia, 31, of Long Beach was killed Monday night after his pickup truck crashed into the center divider while traveling in the carpool lane on the westbound Highway 91 Freeway, according to a report by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 11:05 p.m. on Oct. 1, Tapia was traveling at a high rate of speed when he allegedly lost control of the truck, struck the center divider as well as a post on the 91 freeway just east of Green River Road, the report said. The impact caused the vehicle to catch fire and burst into flames.

“Police need to investigate the circumstances of this crash to determine whether any other vehicles were involved as well as whether any dangerous conditions or faulty maintenance contributed to the crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “The families of victims killed in car accidents deserve a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this crash.”

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