Lanes Blocked Along 5 Freeway in Sun Valley After Fatal Crash: CHP

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Authorities respond to a fatal crash in Sun Valley on Oct. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities respond to a fatal crash in Sun Valley on Oct. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Several lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley were closed after a fatal crash Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported about 6:30 a.m. near the Lankershim Boulevard exit, and the number 2, 3 and 4 lanes of the highway were closed for the response.

CHP officials tweeted that the crash was fatal, but did not elaborate on what occurred, or if a pedestrian was involved.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed a sheet covering a body in one of the lanes of the highway and traffic was backed up in the area.

Two vehicles stopped after the crash that might have hit the person, but it is likely those drivers won’t be charged with a crime, CHP Officer Ramberto Salcido told KTLA.

Investigators were working to determine if any more vehicles hit the victim. Officials are not calling the incident a hit-and-run crash.

It is unknown how long the lanes were expected to be closed.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this story. 

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