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By Randy Economy
A traffic nightmare is playing out over here in Norwalk this morning on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway.
A motorcycle rider died in a crash on the southbound 5 Freeway over at Pioneer Boulevard and the freeway is closed down in that direction.
The motorcycle crash just north of Pioneer Boulevard was reported at 4:25 a.m., and all southbound lanes were closed to accommodate the investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A second crash occurred just before 5:20 a.m. in backed-up traffic when a big rig rear-ended a stopped vehicle on the southbound 5, according to the CHP.
Paramedics declared the victim dead at the scene. As soon as his name is released, and his city of residence, I will be posting it here. In the meantime, Starbucks is doing HUGE business this morning over at the 5 and Shoemaker in Norwalk.
Keep you posted.