Big Rig Crash on 5 Freeway Kills One

The Los Feliz exit of the 5 freeway. Photo: David Prasad, flickr.com

LOS FELIZ–A man was killed this morning in a big rig crash on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in the Los Feliz area, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash occurred about 3:50 a.m. on the northbound 5 Freeway at Griffith Park Drive, CHP Officer Tony Polizzi said.

The man, in his 50s, died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

The northbound lanes were closed for a time while an investigation was conducted. By about 8:30 a.m., all but two lanes had been reopened, the CHP reported.

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