One person was killed in a crash on the 105 Freeway in the West Athens area early Thursday, shutting down several lanes for hours.
A crash involving a pickup truck and a semi happened at about 2:14 a.m. on the westbound 105 Freeway at Vermont Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Friday, authorities identified the deceased as 51-year-old Hawthorne resident Jose Rodriguez.
Three lanes and the Vermont off-ramp were closed for the fatal crash investigation and clean up. Traffic was diverted past the crash scene in the carpool lane.
The freeway reopened at about 7:30 a.m.
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