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(scvnews.com) An investigation is underway as to the cause of a fiery fatal two-car crash that killed one person in Saugus early Tuesday morning.

The call came in at approximately 6:51 a.m. of a crash that occurred on San Francisquito Canyon Road, approximately seven miles north of Copper Hill, said Officer Priessman of the California Highway Patrol.

“Two minutes after fire came on the scene, they confirmed one vehicle was overturned and one vehicle was on fire,” Priessman said. “It occurred in a very poor coverage area so we have very little information on it as far as radio traffic or cell phone, so we can’t get a lot of information.”

At 7:15 a.m., one person was declared dead at the scene and one person was transported via ambulance. However, no word yet as to where that person was transported, Priessman said.

Update as of 6:30 p.m.:
In a police report released later in the day, the deceased was described as “John Doe” from Lancaster. The other victim is Amy Porter from Santa Clarita.

According to the police report, John Doe was driving his 2006 Kia Rio southbound on San Francisquito Canyon Road, approximately 0.4 miles south of Dry Gulch Road, as he approached Porter driving northbound in a 2010 Lexus ES350.

John Doe attempted to pass traffic on the two-lane road, which is separated by double yellow lines, and traveled onto the northbound lane. As John Doe attempted to pass, he noticed oncoming traffic and made an evasive turn to the right and traveled back onto the southbound lane and into the dirt of the right shoulder.

John Doe then lost control of his vehicle, traveled over the double yellow lines and into oncoming traffic, where he collided with Porter.

The Kia became fully engulfed with fire and John Doe was pronounced dead at the scene. Porter was transported by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with moderate injuries.