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Published on June 22, 2024
High-Speed Freeway Crash Near LAX Leaves Two Dead, Two InjuredSource: Unsplash/Max Fleischmann

Tragedy struck early Saturday morning when two vehicles were involved in a fatal crash near Los Angeles International Airport, resulting in two deaths and two significant injuries. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the incident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on the westbound 105 Freeway at the Nash Street offramp. One car was launched from the offramp, cascading down onto another vehicle within the FedEx Air Freight employee parking lot at LAX.

"It likely was" speed that contributed to the accident, as the off-ramp is known for its sharp curve, KTLA 5’s Jennifer McGraw reported. Both cars were overturned in the crash, leaving them mangled beyond immediate recognition as a Lexus, and a Ford Mustang. Each sustaining severe damage, both came to rest on their roofs, one igniting into flames upon impact, video from the scene showed.

The LAX police and CHP are working together to unravel the circumstances surrounding this incident. As of now, neither the identities of the two decedents nor the victims transported to the hospital have been released to the public. Efforts to determine the exact cause of the crash are ongoing, and the authorities have not yet confirmed whether factors other than speed may have played a role.

According to a statement obtained by KABC, authorities were alerted to the violent collision which occurred in the vicinity of the airport. Meanwhile, CHP Officer Sergio Garcia conveyed to City News Service that two victims, whose gender, age or names were not known, were pronounced dead at the scene. The two other victims were subsequently taken to a hospital, their conditions as yet unknown, marking a somber reminder of the perils that can abruptly end or forever alter lives on the city's freeways.