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Deadly Crash Blocks Early Morning Traffic on the 405 Freeway

The southbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass area is closed after a fatal crash left one person dead.

The crash happened around 3:36 a.m. on the freeway at Sunset Boulevard, according to the CHP.

Witnesses on the freeway reported that four vehicles were involved in the crash and that there was a body in the middle of the freeway, according to the CHP.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The person’s identity is not immediately available.

The CHP issued a SigAlert around 4 a.m., shutting down all southbound lanes just north of Sunset Boulevard. Authorities say they expect the freeway to remain closed until 7 a.m.

LAPD officers also shut down the Sunset Boulevard on-ramp to the southbound 405 Freeway, and traffic was diverted off the freeway at Skirball Center Drive.

City News Service contributed to this reporting.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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