Pedestrian Killed on Freeway in Downtown L.A., Forcing Lane Closures

A fatal crash closed the transition from the northbound 5 Freeway to the 101 during Thursday morning’s commute, the California Highway Patrol said.

Traffic is seen after a fatal crash closed the transition from the northbound 5 Freeway to the 101 Freeway on March 29, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Traffic is seen after a fatal crash closed the transition from the northbound 5 Freeway to the 101 Freeway on March 29, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred about 5 a.m. when a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in the freeway lanes, CHP Officer Dion Conley said.

An hours-long SigAlert was issued about 5:45 a.m., and the transition road to the northbound 101 from the northbound 5, he said.

Lanes were reopened by 8:45 a.m., Caltrans said.

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