California Highway Patrol officers say the victim was driving a 2007 GMC and collided with a 2006 Kenworth tractor/trailer near Ventura Boulevard at 12:55 a.m.
For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
The recall was issued on June 14 for the Buick Rainier, Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and the SAAB 9-7x.
Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment.
An investigation was under way Saturday into a fiery collision that killed an infant in Highland Park.