One person died early Monday, Dec. 31 after a crash involving at least three cars on the I-5 freeway in Buena Park, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported just before 5 a.m. after one vehicle apparently hit a second one and then hit a wall on the northbound freeway at the Auto Center Drive off-ramp.
A third vehicle was also involved and possibly hit a wall in the same spot. Two other vehicles that tried to avoid the crash site also appear to have collided with each other and gotten off of the freeway.
CHP officials called for the coroner’s office at around 5:28 a.m. and issued a closure shortly after for all northbound lanes and the transition road from the westbound Riverside 91 freeway to the northbound 5.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Source: Orange County Register