Lanes Reopen After Fatal Crash on 210 Freeway

All lanes except carpool were reopened at 8 a.m.

By Samia Khan and Kate Larsen
|  Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014  |  Updated 8:45 AM PDT
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The crash occurred early Wednesday on the eastbound 210 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley. Kate Larsen reports for Today in LA on Wednesday June 11, 2014.

The crash occurred early Wednesday on the eastbound 210 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley. Kate Larsen reports for Today in LA on Wednesday June 11, 2014.

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All lanes on the eastbound 210 Freeway were blocked after an overnight crash in La Verne that left one person dead.

As of 8 a.m., all lanes in each direction were reopened.

The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday morning near the Fruit Street exit, about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The crash involved a Lexus sedan and a dump truck.

The dump truck collided with the Lexus sedan that was stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. There were two men inside the stopped vehicle. Because of the heavy weight of the dump truck and the small sedan, the "impact was very severe."

One person in the sedan was killed and the other was transported to USC Medical Center with severe injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. As of now, the investigating officer believes that it was the driver of the sedan that died.

It was unclear why the vehicle had stopped and as of now, CHP is unable to determine if high speeds were a factor in the crash.

A SigAlert was issued and all lanes on the eastbound 210 Freeway as well as the carpool lane on the westbound 210 Freeway are closed.

Traffic is being diverted off Fruit Street. 

The lanes are expected to reopen between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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NBC4's Oleevia Woo contributed to this report.

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