One Killed in Fiery 5 Freeway Crash in Orange County

By Andrew Lopez
|  Thursday, Mar 20, 2014  |  Updated 6:53 PM PDT
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One Killed in Fiery 5 Freeway Crash in Orange County

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: A jet flies over congested traffic on the 405 freeway as it comes in to land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Thanksgiving eve, traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, November 22, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated 38.3 million people will travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving, and that 4.8 million travelers will fly to their Thanksgiving destinations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

At least one person was killed in a fiery big rig crash on the 5 Freeway in Orange County Thursday afternoon.

A crash involving a truck carrying lumber was reported around 1 p.m. near El Camino Real, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One lane of the northbound side and three lanes of the southbound side were closed after the crash as of 7 p.m.

Aerial footage showed traffic backed up for miles on the southbound side of the freeway.

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