LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man and a woman were killed in a crash on the westbound 10 Freeway through the Mid-City area early Thursday.
The crash was first reported at about 4:20 a.m. in the westbound lanes at Washington Boulevard. Firefighters responding to the scene found three people who had apparently been ejected, and one of them was trapped under a vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s were declared dead at the scene.
According to the CHP, the man and woman who died were in a Nissan Altima that had stalled in a middle lane and was rear-ended by a truck. The driver of the Nissan, a man in his 40s, suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
At least two lanes were closed for several hours for the fatal crash investigation. Traffic was backed up for several miles, as far away as the 110 Freeway. The freeway was fully reopened by 8:30 a.m.