Multi-vehicle crash kills one person Wednesday night
By Sam Catanzaro
One person was killed in a six-vehicle crash on the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica Wednesday night, the second fatality to occur on the freeway in Santa Monica this week.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway near Centinela Avenue.
Details of what led to the crash, which occurred in the eastbound lanes, have not yet been released by the CHP as of Thursday evening.
As described by “Eye in the Sky” news reporter and cameraman Desmond Shaw, “Santa Monica fire tried to extricate [the victim] from [a] mangled Honda but it was too late.”
Horrible crash on the 10 East leaving Santa Monica😔 one person killed in a 5 car crash at Centinela. Looks like Santa Monica fire tried to extricate them from the mangled Honda but it was too late…all lanes blocked, jammed from 2 miles @CBSLA @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/xYMYbIPhPW— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) May 6, 2021
The CHP issued a SigAlert closing all eastbound lanes of the Freeway west of Centinela Avenue until around 3:25 a.m. Thursday.
The incident comes days after a woman was killed by a vehicle on the 10 Freeway offramp nearby at Cloverfield Boulevard.