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3 killed in crash on northbound 405 in Carson; all lanes opened

Three men were killed and one person was arrested early Friday in a suspected DUI crash on the northbound 405 Freeway in Carson, according to local media reports.

A white Toyota Prius smashed into a pickup truck before 1 a.m. near Wilmington Avenue, sending debris across all northbound lanes and forcing the California Highway Patrol to close that side of the freeway until about 6 a.m., KABC-TV reported.

Three men were killed in the crash, the CHP said. One person was arrested on suspicion of a DUI, the TV station reported.

It was unclear if there were people injured in addition to the fatalities.

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“We don’t know who is involved and who stopped to assist,” said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos, adding that it was possible there were two separate collisions.

The southbound 405 remained open.

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UPDATES:

6:41 a.m.: This article was updated with details about an arrest and lanes reopening.

This article was originally published at 2:28 a.m.

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