One person was pronounced dead at the scene and four others were rushed to area trauma centers from a multi-vehicle crash Friday on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Whittier, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 2:35 a.m. on the northbound freeway at Washington Boulevard, California Highway Patrol Officer Dion Conley said.

Paramedics dispatched to the scene at 2:38 a.m. rushed four people to area trauma centers, according to a county fire department dispatcher.

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:06 a.m., the CHP said.

There was no other immediate information.

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