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