Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on the 405

On May 22, one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway. The southbound lanes on the 405 were completely closed off for multiple hours.


Multi-Vehicle Crash

One person was killed after being involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the 405 Freeway. Source: KTLA.

According to KTLA, the auto accident included roughly four to five cars and occurred around 3:30 a.m. The fatal multi-vehicle crash took place near Sunset Boulevard. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. In fact, the person killed in the accident was a pedestrian. Also, no other injuries were reported from the accident.

California Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Esquivel explained that the pedestrian’s presence within the accident is still under investigation.

Sergeant Esquivel explained, “We don’t know exactly what led to the pedestrian walking…At some point they either got out of a vehicle or they were [walking] on the 405 Freeway.”


Multi-Vehicle Crash

Traffic was backed up for multiple hours on the 405 freeway after the fatal multi-vehicle accident occurred. Source: KTLA.

At 4 a.m. California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert. This alert blocked all southbound lanes on the 405 Freeway.

Additionally, traffic was backed up for many hours on Monday morning. The backups went as far as reaching the Sepulveda Pass.

At 7 a.m. number one and number two lanes reopened for drivers. Also, the other two lanes reopened around 8:30 a.m. While both lanes were closed to the public, cars in the area were rerouted toward Skirball Center Drive.

Moreover, the cause of the wrongful death crash is currently unknown to the public and remains under investigation. The at-fault driver has not yet been revealed to the public.

Accidents like these should never happen and it is a true tragedy when one does occur. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

If you have any questions regarding a multi-vehicle crash case, you should contact an auto accident attorney immediately.