L.A. County sheriff’s prisoner transport bus strikes and kills pedestrian on 5 Freeway


A stretch of the northbound 5 Freeway was closed for several hours in the Arleta area Monday morning after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department prisoner transport bus, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 3:19 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Osborne Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson.

The victim has not yet been identified, and the circumstances leading up to the crash were not immediately clear, authorities said.


Nicholson said the bus was not carrying prisoners at the time of the crash.

Northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were closed at Osborne for hours because of the crash investigation. All lanes reopened shortly before 8 a.m., according to the CHP.