Hawthorne: Fatal Tanker Fire on the 105

Story Details: Time – 6:00 AM Location – 105 W at Crenshaw, Hawthorne Handling Agencies – LACOFD, CHP, CalTrans
A tanker truck hauling fuel collided with a vehicle on the 105 W freeway near the Crenshaw exit. The collision caused the SUV and the tanker truck to overturn. The impact of the collision caused the big rig to explode into a fireball. LACOFD battled the blaze for at least two hours. The freeway and the Metro Line were both shut down for hours. Two people were pronounced dead.