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Sig Alert issued on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank [Updated]

March 26, 2010 |  6:53 am

(KTLA-TV)California Highway Patrol officials issued an early Sig Alert for the southbound Golden State Freeway on Friday morning as they investigate a fatal accident involving a big rig and a car.

All lanes of the freeway were shut down at 4:41 a.m., and traffic was being diverted just north of the Buena Vista Street offramp, Officer Patrick Kimball said.

[Updated at 7:55 a.m.: CHP officials have reopened all lanes of the freeway.]

The Sig Alert is expected to last about two hours, Kimball said. Morning commuters are urged to take alternative routes such as the eastbound 210 Freeway or the south 170 Freeway.

The fatal accident was reported at about 4:14 a.m., Kimball said. The person inside the car that collided with the big rig was killed. There were no further details about the crash, Kimball said.

-- Ruben Vives

Photo: KTLA

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