LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was killed in a fiery crash on the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys late Thursday night while being pursued by California Highway Patrol officers.
The crash occurred on the northbound 405 Freeway at the Roscoe Boulevard offramp at around 11:40 p.m.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
The high-speed chase came to an end when the car rolled, struck and tree and then caught fire while the driver tried to exit the freeway at Rose Boulevard.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
CHP officers tried to rescue the driver, but he died in the fiery wreckage. His name was not immediately released.
The circumstances which prompted the pursuit were not immediately confirmed.MORE NEWS: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
The Roscoe Boulevard offramp was shut down for several hours Friday morning.