Thang Le, 41, Dead, 9 injured in fiery multi-vehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Griffith Park, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:26am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1 Dead, 9 Injujred After Fiery Crash Involving Big Rig on 5 Freeway Near Griffith Park; All SB Lanes Closed, Traffic Jammed

The big rig was completely destroyed in the flames, and its burned out shell remained in the middle of roadway, aerial video showed. A tanker truck, and at least three other vehicles were involved in the wreck, which spanned both sides of the freeway.

One vehicle was beneath the smoldering big rig, while a pickup truck on the other side of the freeway was partially under the back of the semi, according to Sky5 footage. A car facing in the wrong direction was lodged under the back of the pickup.

Cause of fiery 5 Freeway big-rig crash still a mystery

“We don’t know if he hit the vehicles, or they hit him,” said CHP Officer Ryan Bejar, adding both the cause of the crash and whether or not alcohol or drugs were a factor remain under investigation. 

Big rig driver identified after being killed in fiery multi-vehicle crash near Griffith Park

Thang Le, 41, died at the scene of the eight-vehicle collision that left 10 others injured just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

People Involved: 
Thang Le
Roadway: 
5 Freeway

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How can I contact his family or their lawyer? If they are planning on suing, I have some info for them.

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