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Two dead in 5 Freeway crash in Gorman

September 4, 2012 |  8:02 am


Two people died early Tuesday in a traffic collision on the 5 Freeway in Gorman that forced the closure of southbound lanes, California Highway Patrol officials said.

No details about the multi-vehicle accident were available because it was still under investigation. The accident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. north of California 138 in Gorman.

KTLA reported that two medical helicopters were dispatched, 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.

CHP officer Francisco Villalobos said the far right lane would be opened intermittently throughout the closure to allow cars and trucks to pass through. The closure was expected to last two to three hours during the investigation.


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Photo: CHP officers shield a body from view as coroner's officials retrieve it from the scene. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times