Woman dies after crashing into sign, guardrail along 405 Freeway, LBPD says

A driver was killed Friday night when she collided with a freeway sign and guardrail along a 405 Freeway on-ramp in Long Beach, police said.

The crash was reported around 9 p.m. near a southbound lane of Lakewood Boulevard and the northbound 405 Freeway on-ramp, police said. Officers who responded found a Chrysler 300 sedan engulfed in flames.

Officers tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but Long Beach Fire Department crews quickly arrived and doused the blaze, according to police. 

“Shortly after, Fire Department personnel located an adult female driver who had succumbed to her injuries inside the vehicle,” police said in a news release.

No other vehicles are believed to be involved in this collision and there were no other passengers in the vehicle, according to the LBPD.

The woman’s name and age were not immediately available. Authorities said they don’t yet know if impaired or distracted driving were factors in this collision.

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