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Fatal crash on 91 Freeway in Lakewood snarls morning commute

Fatal crash on 91 Freeway in Lakewood snarls morning commute
A fatal crash on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Lakewood snarled traffic. (Google Maps)

Traffic on the 91 Freeway in Lakewood was bottlenecked Thursday morning after a fatal crash left half of the eastbound lanes blocked.

A California Highway Patrol official said authorities hope to have all lanes reopened at Lakewood Boulevard by 6:45 a.m. Officers opened two lanes at about 6 a.m. after diverting all traffic off the busy freeway for about two hours.

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Few details of the crash were immediately available, but authorities said the first 911 calls came in just before 4 a.m.

Witnesses reported up to three vehicles involved in the wreck that killed one person and sent another to the hospital, officials said.

An investigation was ongoing.

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