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    Man, 54, killed in 7-vehicle 605 Freeway crash in Lakewood
    • July 3, 2023

    LAKEWOOD — A 54-year-old man was killed Sunday in a seven-vehicle crash on the 605 Freeway in Lakewood.

    The man was later identified as Kelly Drake, according to Medical Examiner’s office.

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

    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 the passenger in one of the vehicles and another person was taken to a hospital with injuries.

    All southbound lanes except the far right lane were shut down for the investigation and cleanup, Brandt said.

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    ​ Orange County Register