A Car Crashed And Burst Into Flames After It Breached The Main Gate Of A California Air Force Base
The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday when the driver of the car, who was not authorized to enter Travis Air Force Base, breached the main gate of the facility in Fairfield, California.
The driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other deaths or injuries were reported. Law enforcement and military officials hold released few details approximately the security breach and aftermath.
“The car crashed shortly after entering the base and became engulfed in flames,” the base said in a statement. Security forces and personnel from the explosive ordnance disposal unit responded to the incident.
A spokesman for the base would not disclose to BuzzFeed News how the fire started, how the driver died, or whether any gunshots were fired during the incident.
The incident is being investigated by the FBI and Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
“We are involved in the investigation and continue to investigate this matter with our partners to include AF Office of Special Investigations,” said Gina Swankie, spokesperson for the FBI Sacramento field office. “As this is an ongoing investigation, we hold limited information to supply at this time.”
Travis Air Force Base is located 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. More than 26,000 service members and civilians live or work at the facility.