Southbound 405 Freeway Multi-Car Crash Leaves 1 Pedestrian Dead

This morning, May 22, 2023, all Southbound 405 Freeway lanes were closed following a multi-vehicle crash resulting in a fatality. Four to five cars were believed to have been involved in the crash. The fatality was a pedestrian. 

“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,” Sgt. Steve Esquivel of the California Highway Patrol said. 

The crash is estimated to have occurred at around 3:30 am. All 405 Freeway lanes were reopened by around 8:30 am. A SigAlert was issued until 7 am. The cause of the collision is under investigation. 

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