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1 killed in multi-vehicle accident on 101 Freeway in Hollywood

One person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

October 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation was under way Saturday into what caused a deadly pileup on the 101 Freeway.

The crash happened just after midnight on the southbound side of the 101, north of Highland Avenue. Witnesses told CHP officers three vehicles collided in the No. 1 lane.

One person, identified as 19-year-old James Hicks of Hollywood, was killed in the collision. An unidentified 21-year-old female motorist from Pico Rivera suffered minor injuries to a knee, according to the CHP.

All southbound lanes of the 101 were closed for several hours overnight, but have since reopened.