Sherman Oaks News
Driver Abandons Vehicle After Passenger Dies
By Kyle Maloney
May 21, 2013 - 12:30:52 AM

Interstate 405
SHERMAN OAKS—An hour-long traffic jam occurred Sunday afternoon on the 405 Freeway when an unidentified driver abandoned her vehicle after her passenger unexpectedly died.


The driver, a woman in her 40s, reportedly panicked after the sudden death of her passenger, a woman in her 60s. According to reports, the driver ran from her car immediately following the incident, which caused traffic to come to a standstill.


According to police officials, the incident took place at the interchange of I-405 and U.S. Route 101 in Sherman Oaks.


Following the abandonment of her vehicle, the driver was hospitalized.

The names of both women have not yet been released to the public.

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