Fiery Crash Leaves 1 Dead, Sparks Brush Fire Along 118 Freeway in Granada Hills

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One person was killed after a vehicle went off the 118 Freeway in Granada Hills and burst into flames following a crash early Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Firefighters responded after a vehicle caught fire after crashing into a freeway signage pole on June 14, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Firefighters responded after a vehicle caught fire after crashing into a freeway signage pole on June 14, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Shortly after 3 a.m., the car collided with another vehicle, went up an embankment and crashed into a freeway signage pole near the Balboa Boulevard exit. The fiery crash ignited the surrounding brush, prompting the Los Angeles Fire Department to respond, CHP's incident log stated.

Once firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found a deceased person inside the car.

It was not immediately clear if anyone in the other car involved in the crash -- a Toyota Corolla -- was injured. The vehicle sustained some damage, but stayed on the roadway.

An investigation was underway into a multi-car crash that left one person dead on June 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

An investigation was underway into a multi-car crash that left one person dead on June 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The cause of the two-car crashed was under investigation.

A SigAlert was issued at about 3:45 a.m., and all lanes of the eastbound 118 Freeway have been closed west of the Balboa Boulevard exit, according to the incident log. Traffic was being diverted off the Reseda Boulevard off-ramp while the alert was in effect.

CHP reopened the lanes and canceled the SigAlert shortly before 9 a.m.

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