Man, 30, Burned To Death In Fiery Crash On 5 Freeway

LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  A 30-year-old Norwalk man burned to death Sunday morning when his stalled Toyota Corolla was hit by a SUV on the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on the southbound freeway approaching Mission Road just before 3:30 a.m., according to a department statement.

The driver of the 2004 Corolla appeared to have stalled out in the number three lane when he was struck by a 2002 Toyota Sequoia driven by a 37-year-old Corona man, according to the statement.

The impact sparked flames as both vehicles came to rest in the number one and two lanes of the freeway.

Another motorist was unable to remove the driver from the Corolla.

The 37-year-old man in the Toyota Sequoia suffered only minor injuries, CHP officers said. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor in the crash, but the report did not disclose if he would be cited or arrested.

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