Woman Killed in Crash on 605 Freeway in Lakewood

Paramedics driving to emergency in ambulance

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LAKEWOOD (CNS) - A 54-year-old woman was killed and another person was injured in a seven-vehicle crash on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Lakewood, authorities said.

The victim was identified as Kelly Drake of Westminster, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.

The crash was reported at 8:14 p.m. Sunday on the southbound 605 Freeway at Carson Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Stephen Brandt told City News Service.

Firefighters and paramedics dispatched to the scene at 8:15 p.m. rushed one person to a hospital, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher. That person's condition was not immediately known.

A news videographer at the scene said the crash was triggered by an earlier two-vehicle crash at the Carson Street off-ramp after several vehicles were unable to stop to avoid the wreckage.

He said Drake was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

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