101 Freeway

Woman Killed in Crash on 101 Freeway in Cahuenga Pass

Part of the 101 Freeway was closed Monday July 5, 2021 due to a fatal crash.
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A woman was killed Monday morning in a hit-and-run crash on the 101 Freeway in the Cahuenga Pass.

The crash was reported before 5 a.m. on the southbound side of the freeway at the Pilgrimage Bridge.

Authorities said the woman, who was in her 40s, was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The driver of that vehicle, a 22-year-old man, was arrested, the CHP said.

Details about the crash and arrest were not immediately available. City News Service reported that the driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI, according to the CHP.

He suffered minor cuts to his hands as a result of the crash.

The fatal crash was proceeded by an earlier three-vehicle crash in which one of the vehicles remained in the number three lane of the southbound freeway and the woman exited her vehicle to assess its damage.

The CHP issued a Sigalert at 5:03 a.m. shutting down all southbound lanes just north of the bridge. All lanes were reopened as of 9:40 a.m.

The agency's Central Los Angeles area office urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 213-744-2331.

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