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72-Year-Old Man Killed in Thursday's Freeway Crash

The wreck is reported at 4:43 a.m. in the area of Cahuenga Boulevard, according to the LAFD.

UPDATE--2:55 p.m.: The victim was identified Friday as Rodolfo Chavez Ruiz, 72, of Sylmar. He was pronounced dead on the freeway.

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One person was killed and two others were injured Thursday morning in a multi-vehicle collision on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway in Toluca Lake.

The crash was reported at 4:43 a.m. in the area of Cahuenga Boulevard, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the two others suffered minor injuries, he said.

All but one westbound lane was closed at Hollywood Way in Burbank and the Hollywood Way onramp to the westbound side of the freeway was also closed, according to the CHP.

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