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Boyle Heights -- A motorist was killed this morning when his vehicle went off a bridge and landed on its roof onto the 5 Freeway, authorities said.
The vehicle landed on the southbound 5 Freeway at Whittier Boulevard at about 1:15 a.m. this morning, the CHP reported. KTLA said the car had been involved in a crash on a street above the freeway when it plunged into the roadway.
The crash triggered a Sigalert that closed four lanes of the southbound freeway until 4:24 a.m.
The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
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