LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — All lanes of the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass reopened Friday morning after a multi-vehicle crash and car fire.

The first incident, a single-vehicle accident that resulted in a car fire, occurred around 6:30 a.m. on the southbound side near Skirball Center Drive, fire officials said.

A truck stopped on the northbound side to avoid hitting a Ford Fusion whose driver had stopped in the number 1 lane to assist with the fire. A blue Mustang crashed into the truck and a white Mercedes hit the Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang, an approximately 65-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were transported to Northridge Hospital in unknown condition.


Two southbound lanes north of Skirball Center were shut down until 8:30 a.m., California Highway Patrol said.

All lanes reopened at 11:35 a.m., the CHP said.


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