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1 dead in 5 Freeway crash; some northbound lanes closed in Castaic

CHP: At least one person killed in 5 Freeway crash in Castaic; other injuries unknown
SigAlert issued after fatal crash on northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic; 2 lanes closed for an estimated 3 hours

At least one person was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash on the 5 Freeway in Castaic, authorities said.

Few details were immediately available about the crash, which California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy said was reported north of Lake Hughes Road shortly before 2 p.m.

Cassidy said one person was confirmed dead, but it was unclear whether other injuries were reported.

Initial information from a CHP incident summary indicated multiple vehicles were involved.

A SigAlert was issued and two of the freeway's northbound lanes were expected to be closed for three hours, Cassidy said.

[Updated at 7:50 p.m.: All lanes have reopened. The victim was described as a white female].

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