Man Killed in Fiery Northridge Pickup Truck Crash

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A man died early Saturday following a fiery pickup truck crash in Northridge, authorities said.

Lindley Avenue, just north of Chase Street, in Northridge, as pictured in an Google Street View image in June of 2017.
Lindley Avenue, just north of Chase Street, in Northridge, as pictured in an Google Street View image in June of 2017.

The crash took place about 1 a.m. along Lindley Avenue, just north of Chase Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a written statement.

The man was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck north when he lost control, police said. The truck struck a car parked along the east side of Lindley Street.

“The vehicle continued northbound, then collided with a curb and tree,” according to the police statement. “The vehicle caught fire immediately after the collision.”

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters extinguished the flames and pronounced the driver dead at the scene, officials said. His identity was not available Saturday.

Identification of the victim was expected to be delayed due to the condition of the body, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Lt. Nani Cholakians said.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation by the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Bureau. Anyone with information can reach the LAPD at 877-527-3247.

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