Driver Flees After Vehicle Overturns on South L.A. Freeway; 1 Dead

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Officials were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a single-vehicle crash that left one man dead and two women injured after a car overturned on the southbound 110 Freeway in the Florence area of South Los Angeles, causing a SigAlert to be issued Saturday.

One person died after a vehicle overturned on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

One person died after a vehicle overturned on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Reports that a person was ejected from a crash north of West Manchester Avenue were made to the California Highway Patrol around 5:48 a.m., Sgt. Jeff Briggs said.

A Hispanic man who appeared to be around 25 years old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two women sustained minor injuries and were hospitalized.

The driver fled the scene and was described as a Hispanic man, 20 to 25 years old, and wearing a dark shirt and black hat, Briggs said.

Investigators were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a deadly crash on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Investigators were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a deadly crash on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

It was not immediately known if the driver was the registered owner of the car.

The vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to a stop upside down, causing debris to be scattered across the freeway.

A SigAlert was issued and traffic was being diverted at West Florence Avenue.

Four lanes were reopened as of 7:15 a.m., the CHP tweeted.

Officials hoped to reopen all lanes by 10 a.m., Briggs said.