605 Freeway reopened in Santa Fe Springs after fatal crash

710 605 105 5 Telegraph Rd. Firestone Blvd. South Gate Whittier Pico Rivera Bell Gardens Southbound 605 opened at Telegraph Road 1 MILE Source: California Highway Patrol @latimesgraphics

All lanes of the 605 Freeway have been reopened after a fatal multivehicle crash near Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs early Tuesday forced the closure of the southbound lanes for several hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision was reported to the CHP at 3:45 a.m., said Officer Monica Posada. One man in a four-door sedan died, she said. 

The cause of the  crash was under investigation. Television news video showed at least one vehicle engulfed in flames. According to CHP incident logs, there were at least four vehicles involved in the crash.

Southbound lanes were closed for several hours “mostly for cleanup of debris,” Posada said.


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9:01 a.m.: This article was updated with the reopening of the freeway.

This article was originally published at 5:50 a.m.