Northbound 5 Freeway at 110 Freeway closed after deadly crash

The northbound 5 Freeway at the 110 Freeway was closed Friday morning after a high-speed pursuit of suspected robbers led to a deadly crash, authorities said.

Authorities are diverting traffic onto the 110 Freeway, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol.

The incident began when police received a 1:46 a.m. call of a robbery at a 7-Eleven store off East 4th Street and South Cummings Street in which a suspect drew a knife, said Sgt. Peter Gamino of the Los Angeles Police Department.

[Updated 8:13 a.m.: All lanes have since been reopened after the crash site was cleared, according to the CHP.]

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-- Nicole Santa Cru, Los Angeles Times

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