Six Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Commerce

COMMERCE (CNS) - Six people were injured today, including one in critical condition, after a multiple-vehicle crash on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Commerce.

The crash was reported at 2:40 a.m. on the northbound Santa Ana Freeway just south of Slauson Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told the CHP at least two vehicles crashed into a sedan that was stalled in the fast lane.

Two patients were taken by paramedics to hospitals for treatment, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Melinda Choi. One was in critical condition and one had moderate injuries, she said. Four other people suffered minor injuries.

A SigAlert was issued at 2:55 a.m. for lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4, leaving the slow lane open for traffic, the CHP said. Lanes 3 and 4 were reopened at 4:37 a.m. and remaining lanes were reopened at 5:09 a.m.

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