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The California Highway Patrol is investigating an incident in which a man died in a traffic collision on Interstate 10 in Fontana on April 3.

A man died in a traffic collision on eastbound Interstate 10 in Fontana on April 3, authorities said.

At 11:10 p.m., California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to I-10 near Sierra Avenue to investigate the incident.

The CHP later determined that a 26-year-old man from Loma Linda was driving a 2019 white Ford F-150 at about 75 miles per hour, and a 37-year-old man driving a 2005 white Scion TC was also heading eastbound on I-10 at a high rate of speed.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Scion allowed the vehicle to collide into the rear of the Ford. After the initial impact, the driver of the Scion lost control and veered right across all lanes and subsequently collided into a tree and chain link fence.

As a result of the collision, the driver in the Scion succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel. He was later identified as Rafael Torres, a 37-year-old resident of San Bernardino, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner's Division.

At this time, it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision, the CHP said.

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