Fatal crash shuts down 91 Freeway in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER, Calif.

Authorities say three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened just before 4 a.m. All traffic was diverted off at Lakewood Boulevard.

One person, identified only as a man in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene. Another person was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

California Highway Patrol officers were able to open two eastbound lanes to allow traffic through at about 6 a.m. All lanes were reopened just after 7 a.m. Although westbound lanes were not closed, traffic was backed up for miles due to drivers slowing to look at the accident scene.

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