4-car crash on 5 Freeway; USC student dies in Lincoln Heights dorm; glass children on exhibit in Highland Park

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  • The decomposing body of 24-year-old USC graduate student Jacob Kelley was found about a week after he died in a dorm room at the school’s health sciences campus in Lincoln Heights Heights. Officials believe Kelley died of natural causes. My News LA & L.A. Times
  • A four-car crash this morning on the southbound 5 Freeway next to Griffith Park left a 12-year-old boy in grave condition and a 35-year-old female in critical condition, according to preliminary information from the L.A. Fire Department. A third person sustained minor injuries.

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  1. Lol you guys bought 50 years early! Gentrification hypejob, Great job, your children’s kids probably will find their minds by then and move out, realize this fixed up area is still crap compared to everywhere else n shake their head that their living in 1,000 sqft shacks

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