Fiery 110 Freeway Crash Claims Two Lives
On Saturday, September 12, 2020, a two-car crash took the lives of two individuals on the 110 Freeway in Harbor Gateway.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the agency received a report around 4:15 a.m. stating that a driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes on the freeway in the El Segundo area. Upon arrival, officers found one vehicle on fire and another flipped on the nearby overpass. It has not yet been determined which vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction.
ABC7 in Los Angeles reports that the transition road was closed as firefighters worked to douse the flames and crews removed the damaged vehicles.
CHP did issue a SigAlert to warn other motorists that the northbound lanes were shut down. The alert expired around 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning.
It is not yet known if alcohol was a factor in the collision, but the Highway Patrol does state that speed played a role. Initial reports of the accident stated that the crash resulted from one driver traveling in the wrong direction, but later statements say the cause is unknown.
California Highway Patrol Sergeant J. Sanchez states, “For an unknown reason, both vehicles collided into each other, causing major damage to both vehicles and fatal injuries to both parties.”
Two people were officially pronounced dead at the scene of the crime, but their names have not yet been released to the public. It is believed that the two deceased were the drivers of the vehicles.
This is a developing story as the crash remains under investigation.