Highway 101 accident near Studio City: 1 dead, car split in two

STUDIO CITY, Calif. – A fatal multi-vehicle crash early Thursday morning forced part of the 101 connector to close near Studio City.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to reports. A 20-year-old Pasadena woman is believed to have died in the wreckage. She was driving home from her boyfriend’s house and started to merge onto the 134 freeway when she realized she had to stay on the 101 freeway. She lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a central bulkhead near the Tujunga Avenue exit ramp, dividing the vehicle, KTTV reported.

Subsequently, an SUV driver crashed into his vehicle, injuring the driver and a passenger. The Pasadena driver was ejected from her vehicle and died at the scene, according to CBS News.

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The eastbound lanes of Connector 101 (Ventura Freeway) to the southbound lanes of 101 (Hollywood Freeway) have been closed, Caltrans said.

In addition, the Tujunga Boulevard exit ramp was also closed.

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Traffic has been diverted to the eastbound lanes of State Route 134.

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