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Fiery fatal crash on 10 Freeway leads to SigAlert

June 21, 2012 |  6:54 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Traffic was moving slowly Thursday morning on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in West Los Angeles, where a 57-year-old man was killed in a fiery crash that sent his sport utility vehicle over the side near Robertson Boulevard, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers said the accident occurred about 2:40 a.m. on the westbound side of the freeway. The vehicle caught fire and ignited trees where it came to rest.

Authorities declared a SigAlert, which slowed travel for commuters.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His name was being withheld by authorities until his family could be notified.

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

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