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Deadly accident on 57 Freeway forces southbound shutdown near Angel Stadium [Updated]

Traffic was snarled on the 57 Freeway near Angel Stadium on Wednesday night after a deadly accident prompted authorities to shut down all southbound lanes.

The California Highway Patrol said the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. near Orangewood Avenue and the stadium, where the Angels were playing the White Sox.

[Updated at 10:53 p.m.: Two lanes have been reopened, the CHP said.]

Traffic was backed up almost to the 91 Freeway. The CHP was urging motorists to avoid using the 57 and seek alternative routes such as the 5 Freeway or State College Boulevard.

No other details were available.


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