GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The CHP says one man was killed and a woman injured in a two-vehicle crash on the eastbound 118 Freeway.
The crash occurred around 3:15 a.m. near Encino Avenue, authorities said.
The accident happened when an Audi driven by a 29-year-old North Hollywood resident reportedly rear-ended a female Toyota driver in the third lane.
After colliding, the Toyota came to rest on the right shoulder but the Audi traveled up a south embankment and caught fire.
The driver of the Audi was declared dead at the scene. His name is withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
The Toyota driver — a resident of North Hills — had minor injuries, according to a CHP report.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.