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405 North crash, fuel spill snarls traffic

A tanker crash and fuel spill on the northbound 405 Freeway snarled traffic for morning commuters on Friday, May 24, 2013.
May 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A tanker crash and fuel spill on the northbound 405 Freeway snarled traffic for morning commuters on Friday.

The crash involving a tanker truck and a sedan was reported at about 5:45 a.m. just south of Montana Avenue. Authorities say the collision resulted in a spill of about 700 gallons of diesel fuel, triggering a multi-lane closure.

The sedan reportedly flipped over during the crash. There was no word on if anyone was injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. All lanes reopened at about 9 a.m.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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