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SigAlert lifted after fiery, fatal crash on 10 Freeway

June 21, 2012 |  9:55 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Traffic was slogging along Thursday morning on the westbound 10 Freeway after a 56-year-old man was killed in a fiery crash near Robertson Boulevard, authorities said.

Officials lifted a SigAlert for the area about 7:30 a.m. and reopened the Robertson exit ramp and the freeway's right-hand lane, but the morning commute remained sluggish on the 10 between the 405 Freeway and the 110 Freeway, according to a SigAlert online traffic map.

The CHP said the accident occurred about 2:35 a.m. Thursday when the man’s 2002 Ford Expedition veered off the right shoulder and over the side of the roadway into an embankment. The car collided with two trees and caught fire when it stopped, the CHP said.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. A coroner’s spokesman said the man has not been identified.

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

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