1 dead after fiery crash in 710 Freeway tunnel

A single-car crash left one person dead and the car mangled and burning on the 710 Freeway, according to authorities.

The fiery wreck happened shortly before 5 a.m. on the northbound 710 where it passes under the 91 Freeway, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.

Crews rushed to the scene after getting reports that the car was on fire and someone was trapped inside, the LBFD said.

The aftermath of a crash on the 710 Freeway as it passes under the 91 Freeway. Photo courtesy the LBFD.

The aftermath of a crash on the 710 Freeway as it passes under the 91 Freeway. Photo courtesy the LBFD.

Photos from the scene show a white car that is upside-down and severely smashed. The person who was inside the car died, the LBFD said. Nobody else was hurt, according to the department.

The CHP shut down all but two lanes of the northbound 710 while they investigated. They also closed the northbound 710 transition road to the westbound 91.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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