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Motorist killed in fiery crash on 10 Freeway is identified

June 22, 2012 |  8:05 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

A motorist who was killed in a fiery crash on the 10 Freeway has been identified as Kyong Shin, 56, of Los Angeles, coroner's officials said Friday.

Shin’s 2002 Ford Expedition veered off the right shoulder of the westbound 10 at Robertson Boulevard about 2:35 a.m. Thursday and went over the side of the roadway into an embankment, the California Highway Patrol said.

The sport utility vehicle hit two trees and caught fire as it came to a stop.

The crash caused traffic to slow for early morning commuters. Officials lifted a SigAlert for the area about 7:30 a.m. Thursday  and reopened a Robertson exit ramp and the freeway's right lane, but the morning commute remained sluggish on the 10 between the 405 and 110 freeways.

Paramedics pronounced Shin dead at the scene.

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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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