All lanes have reopened on the northbound 5 Freeway in Arleta area after a Saturday morning crash that left one pedestrian dead and another person hurt, officials said.
Authorities shut down the freeway after responding to the incident near Osborne Street just after 4:20 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi told KTLA. All lanes had reopened by about 2:30 p.m., according to CHP.
One pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene while another was taken to the hospital, Polizzi said. Officials described the person who died as a woman, the Los Angeles Times reported.
It’s unclear why the two were on the freeway, according to CHP.
A SigAlert was issued around 4:40 a.m.
Authorities did not have further information about the circumstances surrounding the crash, nor whether or not any arrest has been made.
All lanes of NB I-5 at Osborne St are now open EXCEPT for the right lane. Please slow down for public safety personnel in the area. https://t.co/QVYeG0VB5e
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) July 6, 2019
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this report.