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Thomas Butler Fatal Sylmar Crash Interstate 5 Freeway at 210 Freeway BMW, Tow Truck (Aug. 27)

 Fatal Sylmar Crash Interstate 5 Freeway at 210 Freeway BMW, Tow Truck (Aug. 27)Driver Thomas Bulter Killed in Crash with Tow Truck on 5 Fwy

SYLMAR, Calif. (August 27, 2018) — Thomas Paul Butler, 29, has been identified as the driver killed when his blue BMW 335i sedan rear-ended a tow truck on the southbound Interstate 5 Freeway, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The collision was reported about 12:10 p.m. this afternoon. The CHP report stated that the BMW was allegedly speeding prior to crashing into the tow truck. It’s unknown at this time if the tow truck was traveling on the freeway or stopped.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and found the BMW on the right side in the No. 4 lane with fuel leaking out. The man was pinned inside the vehicle and was not responsive upon their arrival.

A SigAlert was issued for the collision and the coroner was called to the scene. The report stated the BMW rear-ended a tow truck.

It’s unknown at this time if there were any other injuries.

Los Angeles County Crash Investigation

A full investigation into what caused this fatal crash is underway. We do not know whether any mechanical problems or a dangerous condition were factors or if speed or other actions by the involved drivers were to blame.

We extend our heartfelt prayers to all those affected by this horrible crash. 

It’s important to note that a qualified attorney would conduct a full investigation into the circumstances and ensure all responsible parties are identified.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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ORIGINAL CHP INCIDENT LOG: 

Incident: 01304 Type: Fatality Location: I5 S / I210 E Loc Desc: SB 5 TO EB 210 CON – HALF WAY TRANS ROAD Lat/Lon: 34.320664 -118.495922
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1:14 PM 19 [45] TRANS ROAD WILL BE CLOSURE UNTIL INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE APPRX 1530 HOURS [Shared]
1:06 PM 18 [43] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 KEYSTONE TOW — ENRT W/LOW BOY — ETA APPROX 90 MINS [Shared]
1:03 PM 17 [39] [Notification] [CHP]-LL W/KEYSTONE — CAN RESP WITH 1185 TO HANDLE TOW TRUCK IN APPROX 45 MINS // IS LOW BOY IS REQUIRED ETA WILL BE APPROX 90MINS // PLS ADV [Shared]
12:59 PM 16 [34] [Rotation Request Comment] 1021 FRANCO’S TOW — NO LOW BOY [Shared]
12:42 PM 15 [27] ^TMC COPIES SIGALERT UPDATE – 1039 MEDIA [Shared]
12:39 PM 14 [26] A78-146 BOTH TRANSITIONS CLOSED [Shared]
12:33 PM 13 [24] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 KEYSTONE TOW — ENRT 20 OL FOR EVIDENCE // 818-899-1230 [Shared]
12:31 PM 12 [20] A78-502M COLA, PLS ROLL 2 1185’S FOR EVIDENCE KEYSTONE TOW THNX! [Shared]
12:31 PM 11 [19] A78-502M 1124 PRVT 1185 REAR ENDED// 1144 STILL IN VEH BMW PLT#6SLB300 BLU 335I// PLS ROLL 2 1185 FROM KEYSTONE //INFO FOR CORONER ASIAN MALE 34-40 STILL PINNED IN BLU BMW 335I [Shared]
12:23 PM 10 [17] ^TMC COPIES SIGALERT – 1039 MEDIA [Shared]
12:22 PM 9 [15] SIG ALERT WILL BE FOR UNK DURATION POSS 1144
12:19 PM 8 [13] A78-502M ROLL CT CLOSURE FOR #3 4 POSS 1144 CANNOT ASCCESS VEH FUEL STILL SPILLING OUT
12:16 PM 7 [8] A78-502M ROLL CT CLOSURE FOR #3 4 POSS 1144 CANNOT ASCCESS VEH FUEL STILL SPILLING OUT
12:15 PM 6 [6] [Appended, 12:16:03] [1] , I VEH ON RS #4 LN VEH FUEL LEAKING
12:14 PM 5 [10] [Appended, 12:18:02] [2] RP ADVS NEAR CARPOOL LN
12:14 PM 4 [9] [Appended, 12:18:02] [1] LRGE CONE ON ITS SIDE IN LNS
12:12 PM 3 [3] 1039 LAFD INC#666
12:10 PM 2 [2] BLK MERZ WAS 23103 PRIOR TO TC
12:10 PM 1 [1] BLK MERZ VS TOW TK ON RS
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