The California Highway Patrol

Three persons were killed in a wrong-way collision on the Interstate 15 Freeway in Fontana on Oct. 24, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at about 11:40 p.m. just south of Sierra Avenue and involved a car heading northbound in the southbound lanes that struck a car that was traveling southbound.

As a result of the collision, a 2016 Honda caught fire, trapping the male driver and female passenger inside.  The driver, Brian Melina, a 20-year-old resident of Rialto, and the unidentified passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner's Division.

One person who was trapped inside the other car, a 2021 Kia, also died in the crash. This person was identified as Olga Danilova, a 57-year-old resident of Glendale, the Coroner's Division said.

The preliminary investigation has not yet determined which car was traveling the wrong way on the freeway, the CHP said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Area Office, Investigating Officer J. Torres, No. 21715, at (909) 980-3994.

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