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Deadly 5 Freeway Crash Claims 3 Lives, Injures 2

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A wrong-way driver on the 5 South near Slauson collided with another vehicle at approximately 3 this morning, killing three and injuring two others.

According to, the CHP is reporting that a man in his 20s was at the wheel of a Toyota Yaris that crashed head-on into a Nissan Sentra. reports:

Killed were the Toyota's driver [...] a woman of about 19 who was driving the Nissan, and a woman in her 20s who was riding in the rear seat of the car.
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The Yaris had no other passengers.The accident had all southbound lanes of the 5 closed in the Commerce area for three hours this morning, but they have all since been reopened.

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