The Latest: Fatality jams Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles

January 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a major traffic jam on Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley (all times local):

8:05 a.m.

Northbound Interstate 5 has partially reopened in Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles after a full closure due to a fatality investigation.

Caltrans says northbound traffic on the heavily traveled highway is reduced to two lanes at Grapevine Road.

The closure and resulting massive backup occurred after a pedestrian was struck and killed on the interstate shortly before 6 a.m. Friday.


7:07 a.m.

A death investigation has disrupted northbound travel on Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass between Los Angeles and Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol traffic incident website says a pedestrian was hit by multiple vehicles shortly before 6 a.m. Friday near Grapevine Road.

Traffic was stopped on all northbound lanes a short time later.

Caltrans advises motorists to use an alternate route.

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