OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - An unauthorized vehicle gained access to Travis Air Force Base Wednesday evening through the main gate entrance before it crashed and became engulfed in flames, fatally injuring the driver, according to a statement from the base’s public affairs
A video shows the car bursting into flames and emergency officials running towards it at approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Travis AFB security forces responded immediately. Additionally, the base’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, Office of Special Investigations and other responders were on the scene.
"The safety and welfare of our Airmen, their families and our local community is our top priority," said Col. John Klein, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. "I am extremely proud of how our first responders quickly addressed the situation to keep Travis and the surrounding area out of harm's way. We are fortunate to have enduring relationships with federal and local law enforcement, and will continue to work hand-in-hand with them through the investigation process."
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no additional fatalities or injuries reported and the identity of the driver has not been released.
Air Force Office of Special Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento Field Office, is combining to investigate the incident. The investigation is ongoing and there are no current threats to the base or community.
The main gate has been reopened and all other facilities are operating as normal.
No additional information is available at this time.