Fatal crash closes 15 Freeway southbound in Cajon Pass for nearly 3 hours

A fatal crash closed all lanes of the southbound 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass early Sunday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The 2:36 a.m. crash occurred at Cleghorn Road when a big rig hit a stalled vehicle, and all southbound lanes were blocked because of debris and oil in the roadway, the CHP said. One motorist was killed.

At 5:13 a.m., two lanes were reopened, the CHP log said.

Earlier Sunday, a multiple-vehicle crash closed all westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway in Montebello for nearly an hour.


CHP Officer Elizabeth Kravig said the 2 a.m. crash, which occurred east of Paramount Boulevard, involved a black Ford Expedition, a black sedan and possibly a truck. All lanes were blocked because of debris in the road. One lane reopened at 2:43 a.m., and the remainder of the lanes opened at 4:08 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries, but Kravig said the Montebello Fire Department sent a crew to the scene as a precaution.

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5:25 a.m.: Updated with the reopening of two lanes.

4:30 a.m.: Updated with all lanes open on the 60 westbound.

4:05 a.m.: This article was updated with the fatal crash in the Cajon Pass.

This article was first published at 3:10 a.m.