A woman died Saturday morning after her pickup truck shot about 50 feet off the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway into an area full of brush and trees near the Glendale-Los Angeles border.
The fatal accident, which occurred about 9:30 a.m., jammed traffic for hours around the 5 and Ventura (134) freeways.
The woman’s husband, who was also in the vehicle, survived the crash after the car spun out over the freeway’s edge. He sustained minor injuries, Jacobs said, adding that neither their identities nor information about who was driving were available. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
By noon, California Highway Patrol spokesman Ed Jacobs estimated that it would be slow go for at least another hour. The closed lanes along the transition area between the two freeways are open, according to CHP.