All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shut down for several hours after a fiery crash early Friday morning that claimed the life of one person.
At about 6:20 a.m. Friday, California Highway Patrol (CHP) blocked all lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway in response to fatal accident near Lebec Road, around 30 miles north of Castaic. The early reports showed that at least one vehicle got engulfed in flames, pinning one person inside the vehicle.
All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shut down for at least three hours, will all lanes reopened by 8:48 a.m. Friday. The circumstances surrounding the crash remain unclear at this time. The identity of the deceased will be released once the next of kin is notified. No other details are available.
An investigation is underway.
January 15, 2022