1 killed in wrong-way crash on 405 Freeway near Getty Center

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A person was killed early Sunday morning in a wrong-way vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles, shutting down multiple northbound lanes for several hours, the California Highway Patrol said.

Authorities say a driver was traveling southbound in the northbound HOV lane around 2:30 a.m. when the pickup truck collided head-on with another car near the Getty Center Drive exit.

Video from the scene showed both vehicles with significant damage, including a sedan that was completely destroyed.

The driver of the sedan succumbed to his injuries, according to officials, while the wrong-way driver was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.

It is unclear if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

By 8 a.m., all lanes had reopened after the crash caused significant backups with traffic brought to a crawl near the scene.

Just hours after the 405 Freeway crash, a wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle in a deadly, separate crash on the 210 Freeway in Monrovia.
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