A CHP cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A CHP cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A 37-year-old woman was killed Friday in a five-vehicle crash on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Boyle Heights that also injured seven other people, two of them critically, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. on the westbound side of the freeway at Lorena Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Rubio said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Rubio said.

Seven other people, two of them in critical condition, were taken to hospitals, Shawn Lenske of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Five of the patients suffered minor injuries, he said.

All westbound lanes of the freeway were closed at Lorena Street after the crash and a SigAlert was issued, Rubio said.

One of the vehicles was truck, according to reports from the scene that showed a massive traffic backup.

The CHP announced at 6:40 p.m. that two traffic lanes had been reopened and around 8:50 p.m. it announced that all lanes had been reopened.

Traffic had been backed up to the Long Beach (710) Freeway, according to broadcast reports.

— City News Service

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