A man and a woman were ejected when their car rammed into a metal barrier on the 10 Freeway in Yucaipa early Sunday morning, killing the man at the scene and sending the woman to a hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on the eastbound side of the 10, just west of the Yucaipa Boulevard exit at around 1:30 a.m., the CHP said.
The woman was driving an Infiniti in the No. 2 lane with the man sitting in the passenger seat. Suddenly, the car veered to the right, skidding across the freeway until it hit the metal barrier adjacent to the rightmost lane.
The force of the crash launched both the driver and passenger out of the vehicle, leaving them down on the freeway.
When CHP officers arrived, they found the man dead and the woman with critical injuries. She was taken to Loma Linda Medical Center where she was recovering Sunday.
The cause of the crash was not known Sunday, the CHP said. Neither victim was identified.