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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 wake of the wreckage, which happened at 5:13 am and prompted the closure of all lanes near Prairie Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, one person died in every vehicle at the scene. They were not identified immediately.

A witness said a Range Rover staggered in and out of traffic just before impact.

MORE: Food truck feeds commuters stuck in 105 Fwy stuck traffic [19659002] The SUV "jumped up a bit and lost control because its car was tilted ̵

1; so lurching to the left," said the witness. "And there was a tanker with a truck driver, the truck started shearing – the tanker itself broke."

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

More than an hour After the collision, the fire remained active as firefighters apparently decided to burn themselves.

Freeway traffic stopped for hours at the crash site, which was located about 3 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport.

Several travelers They saw them leave vehicles that drove to LAX and departed the freeway with suitcases in tow to reach their flights.
Others had a food truck owned by AC Catering located in the (19459002) "We hope to be able to get off to get the plane, but it looks like we will not reach our plane, "said the stranded traveler Felipe Alvarado," so now we're just here patient, like everyone else. We have no choice.

The eastbound site reopened shortly after 8 pm CalTrans officials said the structural integrity of the freeway would be checked before traffic could resume on the western side.

"We really won" I know until we can get the tanker out of here and we can finish the coroner, "Californian spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said." If there is not so much damage to the pavement, we could roam this afternoon and be open to commuting.

When extensive damage is discovered, Wonder said repairing and tracking could continue "all day."

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