Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway
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Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Los Angeles County Firefighters and CHP officers at the scene of a deadly accident involving a tanker truck and a Range Rover on the westbound 105 Freeway near Prairie Ave. in Hawthorne.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Members of the California Highway Patrol inspect skid marks on the westbound 105 Freeway near Prairie Ave. following a fatal crash between a Range Rover and a tanker truck.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Firefighters walk between the charred shells of a tanker truck and SUV that collided and burst into flames early Friday, shutting down the 105 Freeway and the Metro Green Line train in Hawthorne.

 (KTLA-TV)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Some motorists stranded by the crash on the 105 Freeway got out of their cars during the backup.

 (KTLA-TV)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Commuters stuck on the westbound 105 Freeway form a line to buy snacks from a food truck that was among the vehicles caught in the traffic jam.

 (Chris Keller / Los Angeles Times)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Firefighters and emergency personnel survey the scene of a fiery tanker truck crash that shut down  the 105 Freeway and the Metro Green Line in Hawthorne.

 (KTLA-TV)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Some motorists stranded on the 105 Freeway became pedestrians after a fiery tanker truck crash that shut down freeway in Hawthorne.

 (KTLA-TV)
Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway

Motorists are backed up on the 105 Freeway after a fiery predawn crash shut down the freeway in both directions.

 (Marc Martin / Los Angeles Times)
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