Driver dies in Hollywood Freeway wreck in Cahuenga Pass

Two early morning car wrecks in San Fernando off the 101 Freeway killed one driver and caused severe traffic congestion during the early morning commute this morning. A Nissan and a black Chevy Tahoe truck collided near the southbound lanes near Highland Avenue. CHP reported the crash around 4:40 a.m.

Updated 12:12 p.m.

The initial crash triggered a second accident when the driver of a Lexus crashed into the truck. The CHP closed the Hollywood Freeway 101 while they investigated the accidents.

Traffic along the 5 and 134 freeways backed up for miles into Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, but all lanes were later reopened around 8:30 a.m. according to the CHP office.

The coroner’s office did not identify the 45-year-old male driver of the Lexus who died in the crash, indicating that they needed to notify his family. No other injuries were reported.