Northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway were temporarily closed Saturday morning after a deadly crash, and a driver was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened just after 3:30 a.m. at Century Boulevard on the northbound side of the freeway, according to CHP. One of the cars involved burst into flames.
A person died at the scene, CHP said. It was not immediately clear if that person was outside of his or her vehicle, or if the person was ejected.
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CHP said a driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.
What led up to the crash was not immediately clear.
SIGALERT UPDATE IN LENNOX: NB 405 JSO CENTURY BLVD.: #3,4,5 LANES WILL BE BLOCKED FOR AN UNKNOWN DURATION DUE TO A FATAL COLLISION.— CHP PIO - LA County (@CHPsouthern) April 29, 2017
The crash prompted the closure of all northbound lanes near LAX early Saturday morning. Three northbound lanes remained closed just before 8 a.m. for the investigation, but all lanes were reopened later Saturday morning, CHP said.
A second crash snarled traffic on the southbound side of the freeway in that same area early Saturday morning, a county fire dispatcher said. Two people were taken to hospitals from that crash, which involved four cars.
The southbound lanes, which were first closed at 4:41 a.m., were re-opened at 7:58 a.m., according to CHP Officer Dion Conley.
City News Service contributed to this report.