Driver dies in fiery crash along the North Freeway

February 3, 2013 10:27:33 AM PST
Authorities are on the scene of a fatal accident involving an SUV on the North Freeway.

The accident happened at 10:30am on the North Freeway at the Airline exit.

Police say the driver of a Jeep was traveling southbound at a high-rate of speed. The driver lost control, hit a wall, drove off the freeway and went between a fence and pole. The driver then struck a parked vehicle before hitting a pole and it caught fire. The driver died at the scene.

At least one southbound lane of the freeway and several frontage lanes were closed for less than an hour due to the investigation.

The victim's identity hasn't been released but police say he is between 25 to 35 years old. There were no other injuries.

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