SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES –A fiery crash on the 210 Freeway at Sylmar early morning Thursday resulted to one death.
At about 2 a.m., A UPS tractor trailer and a 2004 Acura collided on the westbound lanes just east of Roxford Street. The report was received by the California Highway Patrol at 2:16 a.m.
The UPS had tried to avoid the collision but failed and both vehicles rolled over the center divider and the contents they were carrying spilled over the freeway along with some fuel, said CHP Officer John Lutz.
According to CHP, the wrong way driver had entered the freeway coming from Roxford ramp traveling east on a westbound lane. The driver was killed immediately but her identity was not released until her family is notified.
The big rig, after it wa sent to the center divider, caught fire—it’s cab and one of the trailer. But the second trailer, which stopped in the eastbound lanes, did not. The truck driver was able to get out of the burning vehicle and received treatment for her minor injuries at the scene.
The fire was put off at 2:38 a.m.
All westbound lanes were subsequently closed and reopened shortly before 11 a.m. The alternate routes, at the 5 and Sheldon Street, and at the 5 and the 405, were clogged after two crashes.
Investigators are working to find out if the driver was impaired during the accident.
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