SHERMAN OAKS—A car crash on Tuesday, December 4 involving three vehicles in Sherman Oaks left one man dead and two others in fair condition at a nearby hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The accident transpired on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the 101 Freeway at Sepulveda Boulevard. One of the three vehicles overturned in the collision, which caused it to catch on fire. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man who died was trapped inside of the overturned, flaming car. The name of the victim has not been disclosed to the public, but the LAFD reported that he is a 40 years-old.
In response to the crash, a Sigalert was issued for the westbound 101 Freeway and lasted until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol twitter account. Detours were provided. The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team responded to the scene. Officials are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.