5-vehicle crash shuts down majority of lanes on southbound 405 at Cherry Avenue

The southbound 405 Freeway at Cherry Avenue is expected to be limited to one lane until at least 7:15 p.m. Thursday night after five vehicles collided in the leftmost lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Eight people were injured in the crash and three were transported to local hospitals, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said.

The Sig Alert was set for an hour, starting at 6:15 p.m.



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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.