Two people were killed Saturday morning in a multi-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Long Beach, where at least seven other people were injured, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 3:50 a.m. near Palo Verde Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Firefighters and paramedics dispatched to the scene at 3:51 a.m. rushed at least seven others — two trauma patients and five minor injury patients — to area hospitals, said Long Beach Fire Department PIO Jake Heflin.
At least two people were ejected from a vehicle, Heflin said.
The northbound lanes of the freeway were blocked at Palo Verde Avenue until further notice, the CHP said.
Traffic was being diverted off the freeway at Studebaker Road.
Additional information was not immediately available. The names of the victims were not disclosed.
Source: Orange County Register