- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Traffic is moving again on the southbound Interstate 5 near Santa Clarita following a vehicle crash that left seven people injured, including a 4-year-old child.

The California Highway Patrol briefly shut down all lanes of the freeway before dawn Monday so a helicopter could land and airlift the seriously injured child to a trauma center.

The CHP says the boy and five other people from Inglewood were heading south in a Honda van when the vehicle suddenly stalled.

The Honda was struck from behind by a Ford van driven by a 62-year-old man. He suffered minor injuries.

The other occupants of the Honda suffered minor-to-moderate injuries.

Traffic on the main north-south artery was backed up for miles before the lanes were reopened shortly after 7 a.m.

Santa Clarita is about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

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