Los Angeles News
405 Freeway car fire, crash snarl Sepulveda Pass commute
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two accidents on the northbound and southbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass snarled traffic for hours Friday morning.
Both accidents occurred almost directly across from each other near the Valley Vista exit leading to Ventura Boulevard.
The first incident, which resulted in a car fire, occurred on the southbound lanes at about 6:20 a.m. The accident shut down the carpool and two other lanes, according to CHP. All southbound lanes have since reopened.
About 15 minutes later, the second crash occurred in the northbound lanes. One person died and two others were transported to area hospitals in serious condition, authorities said. This crash involved four vehicles and shut down three southbound lanes. All lanes did not reopen until 11:30 a.m.
The name of the deceased individual was withheld pending family notification.
It's possible that smoke from the car fire distracted northbound drivers, triggering the fatal accident.
City News Service contributed to this report.
traffic delay, car crash, fire, california highway patrol, los angeles news
- DUI driver slams car into LA home; girl dead 26 min ago
- Nurse stabbed at Sylmar hospital; 1 arrested
- SKorea ferry accident death toll at 58
- LA coach gets 130 years in child molest case
- LAPD officer hurt in Northridge 3-car crash 8 min ago
- Woman fatally struck on 405 Fwy in Harbor City
- Driver smashes car into Fillmore dollar store
- Oxnard pedestrian hit at intersection, dies
- Bus crash: Driver remembered as a 'hero'
- Drone in Yemen kills 9 al Qaeda members
- Pope Francis, crowd joyously celebrate Easter
- abcnews: Dashcams capture possible meteorite
- 'Capt. America' tops box office for 3rd week
- OTRC: Kate Mara on 'Transcendence,' terrorist role