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Uber passenger 1 of 2 killed in wrong-way California crash

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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. (AP) FILE - This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. (AP)

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — A wrong-way driver collided head-on with the car of an Uber driver in northern California, killing two.

The California Highway Patrol says the fiery crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 1 in Pacifica.

Investigators say the driver of the car that hit the Uber vehicle was killed. A passenger in the back seat of the Uber was killed. He was identified as 25-year-old Jason Gilbride of Pacifica.

The Uber driver was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

Uber says in a statement that the company is "deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy."

It's unclear why the wrong-way driver crossed the center line.

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