Victim ejected onto freeway sign after crash near Glendale

GLENDALE, CA -- A driver who police say was driving recklessly was ejected onto a 5 Freeway sign near Glendale, California, following a rollover crash Friday morning.

The fatal crash happened near Colorado Street around 7 a.m. when the 20-year-old victim was driving on the southbound side of the freeway at high speeds, hitting one vehicle with three passengers, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities said the victim's Ford Focus rolled several times, and the driver was catapulted onto the sign. CHP said the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The people in the second vehicle were said to be OK.

Authorities were at the scene and lowered the body, covered in a white sheet.

The freeway was back open and cleared around 11 a.m. after lanes were shutdown for the investigation.
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