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The 10 Freeway at a standstill heading west towards the McClure Tunnel in Santa Monica.
Courtesy City Of Santa Monica
The 10 Freeway at a standstill heading west towards the McClure Tunnel in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, 10 Freeway

One Dead In Major Crash On 10 Freeway In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 2:26 pm

Staff Report

At least one person was killed and six others injured today when two big rigs and a minivan crashed in the McClure Tunnel linking the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, authorities said.

The crash happened about 12:35 p.m. on the westbound side, said Robin Gee, public information manager with the city of Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica Fire Department initially reported that seven victims were transported to hospitals. It is not clear if the fatal victim was among those transported.

California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Bishop said one crash victim died but he had no details about the person.

The driver of one of the big rigs declined to be taken to a hospital against medical advice, Gee said.

The crash shut down the westbound Santa Monica Freeway at Lincoln Boulevard and caused major backup on the southbound PCH leading to the tunnel, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Bishop.

The westbound 10 was not expected to be reopened before 5 p.m., said Santa Monica Fire Department Deputy Chief Tom Clemo said.

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Jun. 6, 2014, 3:06:14 pm

Idiot city planners said...

Awful, just awful. My condolences to everyone involved. The traffic jam from the accident just underscores how poorly planned the city of Santa Monica is. Yeah let's develop even more so we can cram another 100,000 people a day into SM. We have plenty of room. Then close the airport so there is zero chance of help arriving when we have a large earthquake. At least we'll have some more mixed use buildings and retail space. Your greed has peoples' blood on it. How do you sleep at night?

Jun. 6, 2014, 3:23:51 pm

Idiot City Planners Is Gross and Horible said...

Awful is right. Idiot city planners is a foul human being and should be ashamed. People have died in an ACCIDENT and they have turned this into a political soap box for their ideology. Residocracy is nothing more than a glorified Tea Party for liberal Santa Monica scum. How do YOU sleep at night you disgusting and foul human being?

Jun. 6, 2014, 3:40:54 pm

Kathean Gahagan said...

City Planners - There they go again - making friends and influencing people. How dare these bottom feeders try to capitalize on a tragedy to push their over-development aspirations. My heart goes out to the injured and their families. May they heal or, as the unfortunate case may be, rest in peace.

Jun. 6, 2014, 4:03:03 pm

crocodile tears said...

the rich elitists are fake outraged again! cry some more crocodile tears.

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