Car Fire, Fatal Crash Clog Traffic On 405 At Sepulveda Pass

A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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Multi-Car Crashes In Sepulveda Pass: 1 Dead, Several Injured

and the remaining SigAlert was cancelled, Cracraft said. Both crashes remain under investigation by the CHP. Throw a holiday party for $99 or less While your days may be merry and bright this season, they may also be expensive. Here’s how to throw a party this season for under $99. While your days may be merry and bright this season, they may also be expensive. Here’s how to throw a party this season for under $99. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson put on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay comments A&E has placedDuck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay comments he made in GQ. A&E has placedDuck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay comments he made in GQ. Recently shopped at Target?
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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

Los Angeles County coroner’s officials released the identity Thursday of a woman killed in a multi-car crash in Tarzana. The fatal crash occurred Monday about 11:05 p.m. at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Vanalden Avenue. Coroner’s officials identified the victim as Cynthia Grace, 64, of Los Angeles. Grace was preparing to enter the onramp of the south 101 Freeway when the driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus heading east on Ventura Boulevard rear-ended her 2003 Saturn Ion, said Det. Bill Bustos of the LAPD’s West Valley station. Grace was killed when her Saturn was crushed into four other vehicles in front of her. A fifth car next to her was sideswiped. In total, seven vehicles were involved in the incident, Bustos said. But the vehicle that received most of the damage was the Saturn, Bustos said. This was a horrible collision. Witnesses told police the man thought to have caused the accident allegedly walked over to the nearby Chevron gas station and purchased a six-pack of beer. The man was drinking beer when the officers found him, according to Bustos. It was unclear if the man was already under the influence of drugs or alcohol before the crash, authorities said.
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Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash

30, 2013 file photo, firefighters stand near the wreckage of a Porsche that hit a light pole and burned on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., a crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that the car lost control due to “speed, and speed alone.” Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying the “Fast & Furious” actor had mechanical problems before it crashed. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson, File) Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the “Fast & Furious” star. The investigation also has ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to slam into a light pole and tree. The car, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, is notoriously hard to handle. “We’re looking at speed and speed alone,” a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Nov. 30 crash also killed the driver, Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team.
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