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March 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Thirty vehicles, including a semi-truck, crashed into each other on a snowy highway in Denver on Saturday morning, killing one person and injuring several, police said . The entire northbound side of Interstate 25 remained blocked near Downing Street by the pileup as of late morning, according to traffic camera video. Ambulances and police cars surrounded the cloudy scene. No tow trucks appeared to be in the area. At least one firetruck was on the southbound side of the freeway, slowing traffic on that side as well.
February 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The California Highway Patrol has recommended a murder charge be filed against the owner of a "party bus" after a 24-year-old man fell out of it and died on the 101 Freeway last year in Studio City.  The CHP submitted its traffic collision report for review last week in the incident in which Christopher "C.J. " Saraceno II lost his balance and fell down the steps of the 2001 Ford F-550. The L.A. County district attorney's office is considering filing criminal charges against Ayrapet Kasabyan, president of Hyros Corp., which operates Platinum Style Limousine Service.
February 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Two California Highway Patrol officers died early Monday morning after crashing on the 99 Freeway south of Fresno, officials said. Both officers were in the same car as they were responding to a crash on the freeway when they were involved in their own collision around 6 a.m., said CHP Officer Axel Reyes. The wreck occurred on the southbound 99 Freeway north of Sierra Street near Kingsburg, he said. "It looks like they struck a pole," Reyes said. It's unclear which crash the officers were initially responding to, but Reyes said it appears that it involved at least two vehicles.
February 17, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
State transportation officials said Monday night that motorists were encountering 45-minute delays on the 405 Freeway during "Jamzilla" and that the project was expected to be finished in time for the Tuesday morning rush-hour commute. The paving and striping on the northbound lanes between Sunset and Ventura boulevards was on target to be completed by 6 a.m., the California Department of Transportation said. The work is part of a $1.1-billion project to build the final 10-mile leg of the 405's northbound carpool lane over the Sepulveda Pass.
February 17, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Ari Bloomekatz
California Highway Patrol Officers Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law grinded through the academy together and became good friends after 27 weeks in the same class. After they graduated in 2008, they were assigned to different offices, but by 2013, the young officers were reunited in the CHP's Fresno office, where they worked the graveyard shift side by side. They spent time together off-duty, and talked to their families about one another, officials said Monday. Gonzalez, 33, had discussed marriage with his girlfriend.
February 16, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The monster-evoking “Jamzilla” lane closures on the northbound 405 Freeway this weekend appear to have appropriately scared off motorists, officials said. Traffic on the freeway in the Sepulveda Pass flowed with minimal delays on Saturday and Sunday. Three of five lanes were shutdown during the day to allow for repaving and restriping. Northbound motorists experienced delays of only seven to 10 minutes, “which shows a lot of people have taken to heart our warnings about staying out of the area,” said Paul Gonzales, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
February 16, 2014
Traffic on the northbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass continued to flow smoothly early Sunday, Day 2 of "Jamzilla. " But transportation officials are still warning drivers to avoid the freeway between Sunset and Ventura boulevards, where extensive paving and striping is being done over the Presidents Day weekend for a new carpool lane. "Today we're just asking for the public's cooperation for Day 2 of the operation," said Dave Sotero, a spokesman for the  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority . "We want to be focused on the operation, not the traffic.
February 15, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Dan Weikel
So far, so good. Traffic on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass was light early Saturday on the first full day of Jamzilla. Most or all lanes of the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed throughout President's Day weekend for road improvements. During daytime hours two northbound lanes will be open, but all five will be closed at night. The shutdowns through the Sepulveda Pass will allow workers to pave and re-stripe the highway where a carpool lane is being added.
February 15, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Jack Dolan
With a load of furniture for his daughter, John Barbieri of San Pedro headed north  on the 405 Freeway on Saturday morning for the first leg of a trip to San Luis Obispo. Traffic moved well past Los Angeles International Airport, and he decided to try going over Sepulveda Pass rather than take alternative routes that would cost him time and money. U-Haul, he said, charges by the mile for the trailer he was towing. Just before Sunset Boulevard it looked like Barbieri's luck had run out. His speed plummeted to 3 mph as five lanes of traffic started to merge into the two open lanes over the pass.
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