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Atwater Village Two-Vehicle Crash Involving One Police Vehicle Resulted in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

ATWATER VILLAGE, CA (August 20, 2021) – On Wednesday, a pedestrian accident after a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of one person on the 5 Freeway.

Officers responded to the crash just before 3 A.M. on the southbound side of the freeway near Hyperion Avenue.

Upon arrival, the California Highway Patrol pronounced a 40-year-old female pedestrian dead at the scene.

In addition, the investigators determined that a 2019 Dodge Durango struck the woman while she crossed the southbound lanes on foot.

The involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

Later on, CHP spokesperson revealed that an unspecified police vehicle was involved in the crash.

At the end, officials issued a SigAlert to close three southbound lanes in the area for over an hour to conduct an investigation.

Officials reopened all lanes by 4:30 A.M.

Atwater Police are encouraging anyone with information about the fatal pedestrian accident to contact the Los Angeles Regional Traffic Management Center at (323) 259-3200.


Our law firm sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


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