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Gardena Freeway Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Critically Injured

GARDENA (CBSLA) - A car crash on the freeway in the early morning hours after Christmas left one person dead and four injured, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported at 2:11 a.m. on the transition from the southbound Harbor Freeway to 190th Street and the San Diego (405) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 2019 Honda was in the number one lane of the transition road when it struck the guardrail, the C.H.P. said.

Officers with the CHP said the four people injured were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Firefighters and paramedics dispatched to the scene at 2:13 a.m. rushed four critically injured people to area hospitals, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The driver of the Honda, a 39-year-old male resident of Carson, was pronounced dead at the scene, the C.H.P. said.

The victim's name will be released pending notification of his family, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The critically injured victims: a 35-year-old man, a 26-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman, were rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, the C.H.P. said.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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