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Deadly Van Nuys crash slows traffic on I-405

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

April 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The driver of a pickup truck Tuesday night lost control on the southbound 405 Freeway in Van Nuys and crashed into an overpass beam at the Burbank Boulevard overpass.

The driver was killed on impact and it took Los Angeles city firefighters some time to remove the body from the mangled truck.

All southbound lanes of the 405 were closed and northbound traffic slowed to a crawl. Lanes were expected to reopen after midnight.

The accident was under investigation.