Two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday night on the 5 Freeway in Pacoima.
Two people also were injured in the crash, which shut down southbound lanes. The injuries were not considered life threatening.
The dead victims were identified only as a man and woman, both in their 30s. A 21-year-old woman suffered serious injuries and an 85-year-old woman was in fair condition.
As traffic backed up, vehicles began to use the onramp to exit the freeway while California Highway Patrol blocked off vehicles from getting on the freeway at the entrance to avoid any other potential collisions.
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The road reopened early Tuesday morning.