A 405 Freeway ramp sign. MyNewsLA.com photo
A 405 Freeway ramp sign. MyNewsLA.com photo

A 35-year-old Los Angeles man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Hawthorne, authorities said Wednesday.

The crash was reported near the Rosecrans Avenue exit at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday and prompted the closure of all northbound lanes of the freeway at the Inglewood Avenue on-ramp, where traffic was being taken off the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Lanes were re-opened at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of a 2009 Honda, identified as Adam Herrera, was traveling at an unknown speed and lost control of his vehicle, spun out and came to rest facing the wrong way in the carpool lane with the vehicle’s lights off. Two people in a 2007 Infiniti were going north in the carpool lane at about 55 mph when they crashed head-on into the blacked out Honda, the CHP said.

Herrera suffered fatal injuries. The two people in the Infiniti complained of pain, the CHP said.

Alcohol or drugs were not considered factors in the crash and no arrests were reported.

Anyone who witnessed this crash was asked to call Officer teNyenhuis at the West Los Angeles CHP Office at 310-642-3939.

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