Southern California

Big Rig Driver Killed in 5 Freeway Crash Near Griffith Park

A 53-year-old big rig driver was killed during a wet morning drive Tuesday on the 5 Freeway near Griffith Park.

Details about what led to the crash in northbound lanes were not immediately available, but heavy downpours were reported throughout Southern California during the overnight hours. Several crashes were reported around the region. The driver slammed into a concrete barrier and bridge pillar. 

The 4 a.m. crash has blocked all northbound lanes. Traffic was diverted off the freeway at Los Feliz Boulevard

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