Wednesday evening of May 13th, a multi-vehicle crash on the 57 Freeway has left one person dead and five others hospitalized with lanes closed overnight and into the next morning.
The crash occurred around 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday night, near Chapman Avenue. When a big rig hauling a forklift lost control after one of the tires blew out in the southbound lanes and crashed through the center divider.
Due to the impact from the tire, the forklift dislodged from the big rig and went airborne, landing on the opposite side of the freeway and collided with three other vehicles in the northbound lanes.
The truck continued to move from southbound side of the freeway to the northbound eventually crashing head on with a white Honda that was driving in the HOV lane.
The male Honda driver was killed in collision and the five other passengers in the other three vehicles involved, were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane were reopened by 2:40 a.m.
Several northbound lanes remained closed, while all southbound lanes were reopened by 8:05 a.m. Thursday morning.
There is an ongoing investigation into the multi-vehicle crash.
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