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Armored Truck Teeters Precariously Off 5 Freeway

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The driver of an armored truck lost control and crashed through the guard rail of the 5 freeway connector to the 10 freeway in Boyle Heights this afternoon.

The crash happened around 3:41 pm this afternoon, according to City News Service. The truck was perched precariously over the edge of the freeway, and it leaked gas onto the surface streets below. The driver escaped with minor injuries.

NBC reported that officials shut down portions of the southbound 5 and westbound 10 freeways around 4:30 pm, which probably pissed off some commuters hoping to go make it home early for Good Friday or Passover (or just because). The CHP traffic incident page said that they opened up one lane on the interchange but it said that 7th Street at Boyle will be shut down until 6:30 pm.