One person was killed and six others were injured after a car collided with another vehicle and flipped over on the 10 Freeway in West Los Angeles early Sunday, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway just west of Manning Avenue, the California Highway Patrol’s incident log reported.
Initially, it was believed that up to seven vehicles were involved and eight people had been moderately to critically injured, according to CHP and the Los Angeles Fire Department.
CHP Officer Polizzi later told KTLA that two vehicles were involved in the crash, with five people inside one and two in the other.
One person later died, he said. That person’s identity has not yet been released.
The conditions of the six people injured were not known.
Details about the crash were not immediately available, but one of the vehicles involved, a black sedan, had overturned on the side of the freeway, video from the scene showed.
A SigAlert was issued on the 10 Freeway, and two lanes were shut down for about two hours. All lanes were reopened at about 5:25 a.m., and the SigAlert was canceled.
A short time after the West L.A. crash occurred, another car flipped over several miles down the 10 Freeway near 20th Street on-ramp in Santa Monica, video from the scene showed.
Two people were injured and taken to the hospital in the second collision.
It was not know if overnight rain was a factor in the either of the collisions.
The cause of both crashes was under investigation.
KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this report.