September 4, 2021 11:31 am
A death on the eastbound 210 Freeway in Arcadia on Saturday has shut down part of the freeway for at least eight hours, to allow the California Highway Patrol to conduct an investigation into the fatality.
The incident began at about 9:05 a.m. with a report of a crash involving a black Mercedes at the Baldwin Avenue off-ramp to the eastbound freeway, according to CHP Officer Peter Nicholson.
“That collision may have been the result of a shooting,” Nicholson said.
It appeared that the person died from the shooting, but it was not immediately clear whether the shooting or crash occurred first.
Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, but it is not yet known if others were injured.
All lanes of the eastbound 210 freeway near the Baldwin Avenue off-ramp were closed for at least eight hours, until approximately 5:30 p.m., while police investigate.
The Pasadena Fire Department advised spectators travelling to the UCLA game at the Rose Bowl about the closure in a tweet, asking fans to plan for alternate routes.
Nicholson said the CHP was handling the investigation into the death, with the assistance of the Pasadena and Arcadia police departments.