One dead in Boyle Heights freeway crash; former school board member enters 34th Congressional race; SoCal Gas says to turn down the heat

Today's Photo: Debs Park | Katrina Alexy

Today’s Photo: Debs Park | Katrina Alexy

MOrning Report

  • A driver lost control of his vehicle at the junction of the 5 and 10 freeways in Boyle Heights and hit a palm tree, leaving one passenger dead in the early morning crash. The driver lost control of his vehicle on a curving transition road between the two freeways, said the California Highway Patrol. The passenger, a 46-year-old woman, received fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
  • Southern California Gas is advising customers to turn down their thermostats to 68 degrees or below and wash their clothes in cold instead of hot water to conserve natural gas “to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortage” in the wake of severe cold weather. SoCal Gas

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