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Motorist Killed After Going Off 605 Freeway And Crashing Into Tree

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ALAMITOS (CBS) —  A motorist was killed in a vehicle that went off the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway and crashed into a tree in Los Alamitos Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 5:58 p.m. on the southbound 605 just south of Katella Avenue, according to the CHP.

Initial reports indicated the white Chevrolet Silverado went off the road and crashed into a tree, killing at least one person inside, according to the CHP.

The far right lane was blocked and a hazardous materials team was dispatched because of a possible spill partially contained in the vehicle’s camper shell. Officials later deemed the substance safe.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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