5 Freeway's lanes in Norwalk now open in both directions after fatal motorcycle crash [Updated]
The southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Norwalk have been reopened, hours after a fatal motorcycle accident snarled the Thursday morning commute.
The lanes had been closed between Pioneer Boulevard and the 605 Freeway, and traffic had been diverted to the 605.
[Updated at 7:45 a.m.: A previous version of this post said the southbound lanes were closed, and this post has been updated throughout to reflect the change.]
The northbound lanes were reopened earlier.
A preliminary investigation found that several motorcyclists were traveling north on the freeway at Pioneer around 4:25 a.m. when one of the bikers flew over the median onto the southbound lanes, said California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter.
The CHP was still investigating the fatality, she said.
A second collision, unrelated to the motorcycle accident, was reported in the area involving a big rig which rear-ended a stopped vehicle, Carter said. No injuries were reported.
-- My-Thuan Tran