Man Killed in Fiery Multivehicle Crash on 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks

A fiery three-vehicle crash on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks resulted in one death Tuesday.

The crash happened around 10:43 a.m. in westbound lanes of the 101 at Sepulveda Boulevard. The crash involved three vehicles, causing one of them to overturn and catch on fire.

A 40-year-old man was killed and two other people were taken to a hospital in fair condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded.

The victim who died was inside the vehicle that caught on fire, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident log.

The crash prompted a SigAlert and the closure of the freeway causing heavy traffic back-up as firefighters extinguished the flames.

It was not initially clear what caused the crash.

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