Los Alamitos: Person Dead Following Fiery Freeway Crash

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06.02.2022 | 1:00 AM | LOS ALAMITOS – A fiery freeway crash involving a vehicle that flew over a center median and overturned left one person dead, Wednesday night.

The crash was reported by witnesses who saw a vehicle collide with a center median on the northbound I-605 Freeway at Katella Avenue and overturn into southbound lanes on Jun. 1, 2022 around 9:05 PM, a California Highway Patrol incident log indicated.

Witnesses saw the vehicle subsequently catch fire, trapping one occupant believed to be the vehicle’s driver.

Despite their efforts to rescue the occupant first responders ultimately pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The crash prompted a closure of all southbound lanes that lasted until about 1:30 AM the next morning.

It remains unclear what led up to the fatal collision and the identity of the deceased victim was not immediately available.

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