1 dead after 6-car crash closes all westbound lanes of 210 freeway in Duarte

DUARTE, Calif. (KABC) -- One person is dead after a multi-car crash on the 210 freeway in Duarte Sunday.

All westbound lanes of the 210 freeway were shut down after the fatal crash that involved six vehicles.

The accident happened just before 3 a.m.

The victim is described as a 21-year-old woman who was ejected from the passenger seat of a Toyota Highlander.

The accident is believed to have been started as a solo collision with a Ford Fusion hitting a guardrail before being hit by a Ford Escape, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A Ford Mustang is believed to have hit the Toyota Highlander. The driver of a Ford Mustang was arrested for DUI. The driver of a Ford Fusion had fled the scene before the California Highway Patrol officers arrived on scene.

Traffic was being re-routed at the Buena Vista off ramp.
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