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5 Freeway southbound closed by fatal motorcycle accident

Traffic on the southbound 5 Freeway was at a standstill in the Norwalk area after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash.A fatal motorcycle accident has left the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Norwalk closed between Pioneer Boulevard and the 605 Freeway.

The accident occurred at 4:25 a.m. at Pioneer, according to the California Highway Patrol website.

The crash closed the freeway in both directions for a while, but the northbound lanes are open again. Northbound traffic is slow. Southbound traffic is jammed for miles.

According to KTLA, it is believed that a group of motorcyclists were northbound when one of the bikers flew over the center divider into oncoming lanes. 

A big rig reportedly rear-ended a stopped vehicle in the area, according to authorities.

There is no word on when the northbound freeway lanes would be reopened.

--Shelby Grad

Photo credit: KTLA

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