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East L.A. interchange shut down after fatal accident

August 23, 2012 |  8:41 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

The interchange between the eastbound 10 to southbound 5 freeways was shut down Thursday morning after an SUV overturned on the roadside, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The incident occurred about 6:10 a.m. near Boyle Heights when the maroon vehicle overturned into the bushes on the side of the road and caught fire, CHP said.

One person died in the crash, but no other details were immediately available.

About an hour later, the Department of Animal Care and Control was also notified of a dog possibly injured at the scene of the accident.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but so far it appears to be a solo vehicle crash, CHP spokeswoman Monica Posada said.

Traffic was being diverted to the 60 Freeway.


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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps