By City News Service
A motorcyclist died early Wednesay when her bike rear- ended a vehicle on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway, shutting down part of the freeway as the morning commute was getting underway, authorities said.
The woman struck the vehicle around 3:45 a.m. just north of Getty Center Drive, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. Her name was being withheld pending family notification.
All northbound lanes of the freeway were closed at 4:17 a.m. and a SigAlert was declared. The resulting traffic jam stretched about two miles from Sunset Boulevard to Getty Center Drive.
The CHP reopened the No. 5 lane at 5:25 a.m. But traffic was being diverted off the 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive to Sepulveda Boulevard. Drivers can reenter the freeway at the Skirball Center Drive onramp, Cassidy said.