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Lanes closed on 405 Freeway near Burbank Boulevard until midnight

Map shows where the accident was reported.
A deadly car crash on the 405 Freeway has forced officials to close lanes in both directions near Burbank Boulevard and declare a SigAlert until midnight, the California Highway Patrol said.

Three southbound lanes were closed and two lanes were shut down on the northbound side as officers waited for the Los Angeles County coroner's office to respond and a flatbed truck to remove the wreckage.

The shutdown snarled traffic on the heavily used artery.

The vehicle was traveling at high speed and went over the center divider before slamming into an overpass pylon, the CHP said.

Rescuers tried to free the victim from the twisted wreckage shortly after the accident was reported about 7:20 p.m. Initial reports from CHP officers said the vehicle exploded and caught fire.

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Map shows the area where the accident was reported. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.

 
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