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2 killed in crash on 5 Freeway near Griffith Park

August 13, 2009 |  9:56 pm

Two people were killed Thursday night when their car drove off the 5 Freeway near Griffith Park and smashed into a tree, authorities said.

The car was traveling south near Colorado Street when the accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. The victims were not identified. No other vehicles were involved.

Rescue units from Los Angeles and Glendale responded, said Cecil Manresa of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The California Highway Patrol was investigating the cause of the accident, Manresa said.

—Robert J. Lopez