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Fatal crash shuts down 91 Freeway in Bellflower

Thursday, September 05, 2013
A multi-vehicle accident on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Bellflower left one person dead and shut down all lanes for hours on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

A multi-vehicle accident on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Bellflower left one person dead and shut down all lanes for hours on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (KABC Photo)

A multi-vehicle accident on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Bellflower left one person dead and shut down all lanes of traffic on Thursday.

Authorities say three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened just before 4 a.m. All traffic was diverted off at Lakewood Boulevard.

One person, identified only as a man in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene. Another person was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

California Highway Patrol officers were able to open two eastbound lanes to allow traffic through at about 6 a.m. All lanes were reopened just after 7 a.m. Although westbound lanes were not closed, traffic was backed up for miles due to drivers slowing to look at the accident scene.

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