11.21.2021 | 3:29 PM | IRVINE – A driver was dead after their vehicle careened off a freeway and down an embankment before smashing into a large tree, Sunday evening.
The crash occurred on the southbound I-405 Freeway just north of Irvine Center Drive around 3:29 PM.
Units arriving on scene located a green 2000 Subaru Outback that had departed the roadway before crashing into a tree down an embankment.
The Subaru sustained major damage, trapping the driver and solo occupant inside.
Firefighters attempted to revive the victim but they were later pronounced deceased on scene.
Several lanes were closed while authorities investigated the fatal crash leading to a significant traffic jam in the area.