LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Friday were on the scene of a fatal freeway collision in Long Beach.

According to California Highway Patrol officers, the incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m., on the southbound 405 Freeway at the northbound 710 Freeway connector.


Officials said a pedestrian was fatally struck on the transition road between the freeways.

Their identity is being withheld pending family notification.

At one point, CHP officers had to run a break in traffic on the southbound 405 Freeway, which prompted a backup in the morning commute.

Police issued a SigAlert for the transition road from the southbound 405 Freeway to the northbound 710 Freeway, which was lifted shortly after 9 a.m.

The far right lane of the southbound 405 Freeway will also remain closed until further notice.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

No further information is available at this time.


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