Fiery crash on 605 slows traffic to a halt  

A person was taken to a trauma center today after a black Ford Mustang crashed into the center divider of the 605 Freeway in Norwalk, split in half and burst into flames, leaving debris on both sides of the freeway, authorities said.

The violent crash was reported at 9:15 p.m. on the southbound 605 Freeway at Alondra Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses reported that the person at the wheel of the Mustang was driving recklessly, the CHP said.

A large part of the car wound up in northbound lanes, the CHP said.

A motorist in a silver Chevrolet Tahoe reported hitting debris on the northbound side of the roadway, damaging her vehicle.

One person was taken by paramedics to a trauma center, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Imy McBride said. It was unclear whether that person was the driver of the Mustang.

A SigAlert was issued at 9:35 p.m., shutting down all southbound lanes and the northbound HOV lane. The northbound HOV lane was reopened about 10:15 p.m. and the southbound lanes were reopened at 10:28 p.m.

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