Two people died after a fiery crash on the southbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley Friday morning.

The collision, which occurred near the split with the 170 Freeway, occurred a few minutes after 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Boyd of the CHP told KTLA that the victims’ vehicle, a white Dodge minivan, was stalled in the No. 3 lane of the freeway after colliding with a blue Dodge.

While the blue Dodge was able to pull over to the shoulder, the immobilized minivan was struck by a 2013 tractor-trailer, Boyd said. The driver of the semi told investigators that he did not have time to stop before hitting the van.

Two people, a 28-year-old man from Sunland and an 80-year-old woman from Panorama City, were declared dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.

The driver of the semi was uninjured, though the CHP relayed that he was very upset about the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears neither drugs nor alcohol were factors.  

The crash led to the closure of the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes of the 5 Freeway, the CHP said, though Caltrans later said five lanes, including the HOV lane, were closed.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed long lines of gridlocked traffic as drivers were diverted to the 170 Freeway.

The SigAlert was lifted shortly before 11 a.m.

KTLA’s Alexis Lewis contributed to this report.