SigAlert Issued on 710 Freeway After Fatal Crash; 1 Driver Arrested

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A man died and another was arrested after a crash on the northbound 710 Freeway in Lynwood that caused a SigAlert Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.


A fatal crash on the northbound 710 Freeway caused a SigAlert and heavy traffic the morning of Friday, June 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred near Imperial Highway at 3:39 a.m., according to CHP incident log.

A man in his 50s exited his vehicle after experiencing car trouble and was struck be another vehicle, Bill Preciado with the CHP said.

“Our officers were up ahead tending to another call. As they traveled southbound they were able to see the individual that was standing outside of his vehicle,” Preciado said. “Unfortunately another vehicle traveling northbound for some reason wasn’t able to see or react in time, subsequently striking the vehicle … and also the pedestrian that was outside of his vehicle.”

The driver was later arrested, Preciado said.

Lanes would be blocked for an unknown duration. Alternative routes were the 91, 105 and 605 Freeways, according to the incident log.

All lanes were reopened by 5:50 a.m., according to a CHP tweet.

KTLA’s Lynette Romero contributed to this report. 

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