One person killed in 3-car crash on the 405 Freeway

Editor’s note: Authorities have provided more information about this crash, available here.

One person was killed in a three-car collision on the southbound 405 Freeway in Long Beach Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

Few details were immediately available, but the Long Beach Fire Department said the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. near the Lakewood Boulevard exit.

One person died at the scene, said LBFD Capt. Jack Crabtree. No other injuries were reported, he said.

The CHP shut down all southbound lanes of the freeway while officers investigated.

According to a dispatch log, witnesses said the person who was killed may have been someone who got out of a vehicle that overturned in the crash, but CHP officials couldn’t immediately confirm that.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.
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