Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Commerce reopened after head-on crash that killed three

(Los Angeles Times)

All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Commerce that were shutdown Sunday morning because of a crash that killed three people have been reopened, officials said.

A three-mile stretch of the freeway was reopened shortly after 10 a.m., about 5 hours after they were first shutdown, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred about 5:20 a.m. when a Mini Cooper entered the freeway near Slauson Avenue driving in the wrong direction and hit a van head-on, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez told KTLA-Channel 5.

All three victims — including the driver and passenger in the van — were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.


The incident remains under investigation by the CHP.


11:00 a.m.: This article was updated with information about the freeway reopening.

This article was first posted at 7:05 a.m.