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1 killed in Culver City multi-car 405 crash

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

June 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police are searching for an SUV allegedly involved in a freeway crash that killed a 31-year-old man in Culver City Sunday.California Highway Patrol officials say that several people were injured in the multi-vehicle crash, but no further information is available on the extent of their injuries.

The crash caused six northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway to close at around 5:30 a.m., but they were all reopened by late Sunday morning.

The accident is currently under investigation.

The crash happened near the same location where CHP motorcycle officer Phillip Ortiz, 52, was critically injured when a car driving up the right shoulder crushed the officer as he wrote a traffic citation.

CNS contributed to this report.