Motorcyclist killed in crash on 5 freeway in Norwalk
NORWALK A motorcyclist died today in a crash on a freeway in Norwalk, prompting lane closures that caused a big rig to rear-end a stopped vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol. The 39-year-old Los Angeles man was riding a 2004 Honda “at a high rate of speed” at 4:25 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, just north of Pioneer Boulevard, when the bike crashed into the center divider, said California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter.
The rider flew onto the southbound lanes, where he was hit by at least three vehicles, she said.
Kenneth Stovall died at the scene, said coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey.
Southbound lanes were closed for about three hours, during which a second crash occurred when a big rig rear-ended a stopped vehicle, but no injuries were reported, according to the CHP.
Northbound lanes were closed briefly during the investigation.
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