Chain-reaction Crash Shuts Down Southbound 5 Freeway Near Sun Valley
Friday, September 15, 2017, Sun Valley: One person was killed in an early morning crash on the Southbound 5 Freeway just north of the 170 Freeway in Sun Valley.
A Honda CRV was stalled in the number one lane when it was struck by another vehicle, which was subsequently struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle carrying two inmates. The vehicle hit by the patrol car erupted into flames, killing its single occupant. The inmates suffered cuts from broken glass and the deputies were uninjured
A Sigalert was issued about 3:30 a.m. and a few drivers were forced to turn around to the freeway and exit off the Osborne Street onramp.