Sheriff’s patrol vehicle damaged, and two cars set on fire after deadly multi-vehicle crash
According to an article from the Los Angeles Times, there was a fatal car crash in Sun Valley early Friday that left one person dead and shut down the southbound 5 Freeway for several hours.
The accident was reported just after 3:00 a.m. when the crash occurred just north of the 170 Freeway.
According to CHP dispatch logs, there was a stalled Honda CRV in the carpool lane that was struck by another car. The car that struck the CRV then stopped in the No. 1 lane, where it was struck by a LA County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle that was carrying two inmates. Additionally, sources said that the vehicle that the patrol vehicle struck then caught fire, killing its single occupant.
Furthermore, the inmates suffered minor cuts from broken glass and the sheriff’s deputies were reportedly uninjured.
The California Highway Patrol closed the southbound 5 freeway until about 9:30 a.m., and during which, some drivers were forced to turn around on the freeway and exit off the Osborne Street onramp, said sources.
The identity of the occupant of the vehicle remains withheld at this time, pending the notification of next-of-kin.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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