SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) – A driver was killed when a car rear-ended a box truck on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks early Monday morning and caught fire.
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The crash occurred at about 1:50 a.m. on the southbound 101 Freeway at Van Nuys Boulevard.READ MORE: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
According to California Highway Patrol, a car carrying just its driver slammed into the back of a box truck, sparking a fire.
The driver, a man believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, died at the scene. He was not identified. The driver of the box truck was not hurt.MORE NEWS: Palmdale Man Arrested In Attempted Kidnapping On Tuesday
The southbound 101 Freeway was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.