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Accident investigation closes two lanes of northbound 110 Freeway [Updated]

September 15, 2010 |  7:35 am

Authorities were searching Wednesday morning for the driver and possible passengers of a car that plunged  off the side of the northbound 110 Freeway near Elysian Park.

Commuters reported seeing a vehicle tumble off the freeway south of Stadium Way just after 6:30 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found no trace of the vehicle's occupants.

Two lanes of northbound traffic were closed while crews searched for the occupants, whom Villalobos said may have been ejected from the vehicle or fled the scene.

[Updated at 9:01 a.m.: All lanes of traffic have been reopened, according to California Highway Patrol officials. Investigators believe the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.]

-- Kate Linthicum