Mo­torist is killed in crash on 118

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Scott Glover

A mo­torist was killed early Sun­day af­ter a car veered off the 118 Free­way in Granada Hills and burst into f lames, au­thor­i­ties said.

The crash ig­nited a small brush fire, and east­bound lanes of the free­way were closed for about five hours, said Of­fi­cer Alex Ru­bio of the Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol. Ru­bio said the in­ci­dent, which oc­curred about 3:15 a.m. just east of En­cino Av­enue, re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and few de­tails were avail­able.

The per­son killed had not been iden­ti­fied and even the gen­der was not im­me­di­ately known be­cause of the fire, Ru­bio said. The car, pos­si­bly a Toy­ota, trav­eled about 20 feet up an em­bank­ment be­fore catch­ing fire, he said. It was un­clear whether the ve­hi­cle struck an ob­ject or came to rest on its own. It was also not im­me­di­ately known whether there were other oc­cu­pants of the car.

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