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Driver Killed After Car Goes Off Overpass And Plunges Onto 110 Freeway Downtown

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A driver was killed on Thursday morning after her car drove through a metal guard rail on the 3rd Street overpass and landed on its hood on the northbound lanes of the 110 freeway downtown, reports the L.A. Times.

Juan Galvan, a public information officer with the California Highway Patrol Southern Division, told LAist that CHP officers had first responded to the scene at about 4 a.m. this morning. The driver was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

According to CBS 2, after crashing onto the 110 freeway, the car caused multiples crashes among passing vehicles.

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A release from the CHP described the driver as an 89-year-old woman who was driving a 2005 Cadillac. No one at the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office was immediately available to tell us if the identity of the driver has been released.

CHP released a SigAlert at 4:18 a.m, then canceled it at 8:20 a.m. As of 11:20 a.m., all lanes on the northbound 110 freeway in downtown were moving.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Central Los Angeles CHP office at (213) 744-2331.