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2 killed in fiery tanker accident on 105 highway in Hawthorne; All EB lanes were reopened



HAWTHORNE, California (KABC) –

Two car drivers were murdered on Friday morning in a traffic accident involving a tank truck and an SUV on the Freeway 105 in Hawthorne, sources said.

Firefighters extinguished massive flames in the aftermath of the wreckage, which had happened at 5:13 am and prompted the shutdown of all lanes near Prairie Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said

The CHP did not comment on the cause Accident, but witnesses pointed to the finger of the driver of a silver Landrovers, who aggressively switched traffic on and off.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Land Rover driver and driver died in the tank truck on-site. They were not identified immediately.

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The SUV "jumped a bit and lost control because his car was tilted – so swinging to the left, the witness said." And there was a tanker with a truck driver. The truck started shearing – the tanker itself dislodged itself.

"The silver Land Rover crashed into the bulkhead," he said.

More than an hour after the collision, the flame remained active as the fire department apparently decided to burn itself. In the afternoon, what remained of the two vehicles was a tangle of scorched metal.

The freeway traffic was silent for hours at the crash site, about 3 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport

Several travelers saw them leave vehicles that had driven to LAX and left the freeway with suitcases in tow, To reach their flights help each other by carrying their bags over the fence.

Others had a food truck owned by AC Catering, located in the middle of a westbound lane.

"We hope to get off the plane, but it looks like we are not going to catch our plane," said the stranded traveler Felipe Alvarado. "Now we just wait patiently like everyone else, we have no choice."

The eastbound side reopened shortly after eight o'clock. After a few hours, CalTrans officials said the structural integrity of the highway

The west-facing lanes reopened shortly after 19.00.

Also, the Metro Green Line service was shut down between Hawthorne / Lennox Station and Vermont Station / Athens Damage caused by the fiery wreckage.

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