Multi-vehicle crash on 101 Fwy in Sherman Oaks leaves 1 dead

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One person is dead following a traffic collision involving multiple vehicles on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, prompting multiple westbound lanes to be shut down Tuesday afternoon.

All lanes were reopened by 2 p.m.

The incident occurred near Sepulveda Boulevard just before 11 a.m., snarling traffic. The victim was inside an overturned car as it burned.

A Sigalert was issued with as many as five lanes closed, before the lanes reopened.

An aerial view showed three cars involved in the crash, including one that was on its side.

Details regarding other injuries and total number of people involved were not immediately known.
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