A fatal crash on the 101 Freeway forced the temporary closure of the northbound lanes through Woodland Hills Wednesday morning, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded at 12:28 a.m. to the northbound 101 Freeway and the Shoup Avenue off-ramp, where they discovered an SUV had driven off the freeway and crashed down an embankment, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.
The CHP reported that three people were trapped underneath the vehicle, and the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to assist in freeing them from the wreckage.
According to the CHP, a witness told them that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, up to 90 mph, when it struck the center divider before landing in the embankment.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Information on her identity was not immediately available.
Media reports show two other passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim and wish a quick recovery for others involved in this crash during this very difficult time.
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