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Fatal crash closes southbound 5 Freeway in Gorman

September 4, 2012 |  7:35 am

All lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway were closed Tuesday morning north of California 138 in Gorman after a traffic collision killed at least one person, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Several CHP divisions responded to the crash, which was reported shortly after 5 a.m., said Officer Francisco Villalobos. At least three vehicles were believed to be involved.

At least one person was killed and several others injured, Villalobos said. KTLA reported that two medical helicopters had been dispatched to the scene, including one that transported three patients to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Television footage showed traffic at a standstill near the site of the crash. Villalobos said the far right line would be opened intermittently throughout the closure, which was expected to last two to three hours.

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