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Fatal Collision Sparks Fire on Interstate 105 in South Los Angeles

Car accident in Los Angeles

South Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2024) – A deadly collision occurred on the I-105 Freeway late Thursday evening in the Athens area of South Los Angeles. According to local authorities, a Prius came to an unexpected stop in the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane west of Vermont Avenue at approximately 10:44 p.m. This led to a subsequent vehicle crashing into the stationary Prius, which then burst into flames.

The aftermath of the crash was severe, leading to at least one confirmed fatality. Emergency responders pronounced the individual dead at the scene. As of this report, details regarding any additional casualties or injuries sustained in the incident are not fully known, with information still pending.

The fiery incident resulted in significant traffic disruptions, necessitating the issuance of a SigAlert. This alert indicated the closure of all westbound lanes of the I-105 Freeway as investigation and emergency operations commenced. Officials have not announced when the lanes will reopen to traffic.

Investigative teams are actively working to determine the exact cause of the collision and have not yet released additional information. They are assessing all factors that may have contributed to this tragic occurrence, including the circumstances leading up to the Prius stalling on the freeway.

Source: Local Accident Reports