Person killed in four-vehicle crash on 710 Freeway in Long Beach

A person was killed Saturday morning following a four-vehicle crash on the southbound 710 Freeway, fire officials said.

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. near the freeway’s Long Beach Boulevard exit. Reports originally described the incident as a two-vehicle collision involving a Ford truck and a Honda Civic, but officials later said four vehicles were damaged in the wreck.

At the scene, fire officials located one person who had died prior to their arrival, officials said.

Firefighters used the “Jaws of Life,” to help free one person from the wreckage, Long Beach Fire Captain Jack Crabtree said. One person was also transported by paramedics to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries, authorities said. No other injuries were reported.

A SigAlert was issued at 6:27 a.m. closing all southbound lanes at Long Beach Boulevard. The lanes now appear to be cleared up, according to SigAlert.

The fatal crash comes just hours after another person was killed on the southbound 710 Freeway near Del Amo Boulevard after colliding with a semi-truck, officials said.

The investigation, including what caused the traffic collision, is ongoing.

City news service contributed to this report. 

UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after deadly crash on 710 Freeway

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.