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Fatal crash closes 3 lanes on 405 through Sepulveda Pass

In this file photo, northbound Interstate 405 traffic flows under the Mulholland Bridge at the top of Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 12, 2011. A fatal crash led to the closure of three lanes and backed up traffic leading into the morning rush hour early Wednesday.
In this file photo, northbound Interstate 405 traffic flows under the Mulholland Bridge at the top of Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 12, 2011. A fatal crash led to the closure of three lanes and backed up traffic leading into the morning rush hour early Wednesday.
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A pedestrian was killed today on the northbound 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive, prompting the closure of three northbound lanes while authorities investigated the death, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The fatality occurred just south of Getty Center Drive and backed up traffic ahead of the morning rush hour.

What caused the fatality was not immediately determined, a CHP dispatcher said.

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This story has been updated.