1 Dead After Fiery Crash In Inglewood; 405 Fwy Partially Closed, Traffic Jammed
A SigAlert was issued on the 405 Freeway in Inglewood after a fiery crash left one person dead Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The two-vehicle crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. on the southbound 405 near Florence Avenue, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said.
Details of the actual crash were not immediately available, but according to Rubio, the vehicle erupted in flames following the collision. The CHP’s incident log indicated the vehicle had exploded prior to catching fire.
One person was pronounced dead. It was unclear whether anyone else was injured.
The Nos. 2, 3 and 4 lanes would be closed until further notice while CHP investigated the crash. The closure was originally estimated to last for about an hour, but the lanes still had not reopened as of 11:15 a.m.
Traffic was jammed in the immediate area a short time after the crash, aerial video over the freeway showed.
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KTLA’s Justin Burton contributed to this story.