By CBSLA Staff

GARDENA (CBSLA) – A woman was killed and two people were hurt in a five-vehicle wreck which shut down the southbound side of 405 Freeway in Gardena for several hours Thursday morning.

Sept. 24, 2020. (CBSLA)

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The crash occurred at around 3:40 a.m. on the southbound 405 Freeway near Western Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol’s incident information page.

Two of the vehicles overturned.

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A woman in her early 20s was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP reports. She was not identified. Two others were rushed to local hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.

At a news conference, CHP officials described the crash as a “multiple incident collision,” meaning several collisions occurred during the course of the overall wreck.

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All southbound lanes of the freeway were shut down at Normandie Avenue for several hours. They were reopened a little before 8:30 a.m.