Two dead in fiery tanker truck crash on 105 Freeway
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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)

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)

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)

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

 (KTLA-TV)

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)

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)

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

 (KTLA-TV)

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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