Crash on 605 Freeway kills Cerritos resident

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NORWALK – A 52-year-old Cerritos resident died early Tuesday morning in a traffic collision on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk.

The collision occurred at around 3 a.m. on the southbound 605, south of Alondra Boulevard.

According to investigators, the victim was driving a 2010 Kia Soul in the No. 5 lane when traffic began to slow for freeway construction.

The driver of the Kia, however, didn’t slow down and rear-ended a Toyota Camry. This caused the Toyota Camry to collide with the rear-end of a tractor trailer.

The driver of the Kia, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. His identity was not released pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Toyota, a 68-year-old La Puente resident, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The driver of the tractor trailer, a 57-year-old La Puente resident, was not injured.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have played a factor in the crash.

The 605 Freeway re-opened at 7:28 a.m.

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