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Fatal collision snarls traffic on 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles

March 16, 2010 |  7:40 pm

A fatal vehicle collision Tuesday evening snarled traffic on the southbound 5 Freeway near the 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

At least three vehicles, including a big-rig truck, were involved in the accident, which was reported about 5:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

Investigators were at the scene trying to determine a cause. No other details were available, the CHP said.

-- Robert J. Lopez