Aug 05, 2020
Big rig crash shuts down 5 Freeway near Elysian Park
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A crash involving a big rig shut down parts of the 5 Freeway near the Elysian Park area of Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.
All lanes have been closed on the southbound side at the connector for the 110 Freeway.
The northbound lanes are slow-going due to all the rubbernecking.
The California Highway Patrol says the southbound lanes are expected to be shutdown for at least three hours.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area and find alternate routes around the downtown and East Los Angeles areas.
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American employee at US Embassy in Kiev dies in hospital after she was found beaten unconscious with head injuries in a forest area near railway tracks
An American employee at the US Embassy in Kiev has died in hospital after she was found beaten unconscious with head injuries in a forest area near some railway tracks.
Ukrainian police confirmed Wednesday an unidentified woman who worked at the embassy died after an assault and that a search is under way for a male suspect.
The badly-beaten victim was discovered by a passer-by in a park near the railway tracks on Tolbukhin street in the Shevchenko district of the Ukrainian capital.
She had suffered a head injury in the attack and was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries, authorities said.
A US Embassy employee in Kiev has died in hospital after she was found beaten unconscious with head injuries in a forest area near some railway tracks. Pictured the US Embassy
Artem Shevchenko, spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said in a Facebook post that her death was being investigated as a murder but that it was possible it could have been an accident. He shared images of the railway line above
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Ukrainian police said a work identity card for the US Embassy was found in the victim's belongings.
'The unconscious woman was admitted to a hospital where she subsequently died,' Ukrainian police said on Facebook.
'During the examination of the victim's belongings, an identity card of an employee of the U.S. Embassy in her name was found.'
The US Embassy in Kiev confirmed the victim was an American employee
The Ukrainian Ambassador to the US also tweeted his condolences to the family
Police said they are looking for a tall dark-haired man aged 30 to 40 and dressed in dark shorts, a t-shirt and dark blue running shoes in connection to the assault.
The US Embassy in Kiev confirmed to DailyMail.com that the victim is an American employee.
'We are heartbroken to report the death of an American member of the U.S. Embassy Kyiv community,' they said in a statement.
'Officials from U.S. Embassy Kyiv are currently working with authorities to determine the circumstances of the death.'
Embassy officials are working with local authorities in their investigation.
The Ukrainian Ambassador to the US also tweeted his condolences to the family and called for justice.
The US Embassy in Ukraine's current chief of mission Kristina Kvien
'Terrible news. My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Perpetrators must be found and prosecuted swiftly,' tweeted Volodymyr Yelchenko.
The victim has not been identified but a US source told The Guardian she was the wife of a US foreign service officer, and worked in a non-diplomatic job in the embassy.
The outlet reported that she was out jogging when the apparent attack took place.
Artem Shevchenko, spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said in a Facebook post that her death was being investigated as a murder but that it was possible it could have been an accident.
He shared images of the railway line where the victim was found and said she was wearing athletic wear and headphones, suggesting she was out jogging at the time.
Around 181 Americans and 560 Ukrainians are employed at the embassy, which is based on the eastern edge of Kyiv’s Nyvky Park, half a mile from where the woman was found.
The embassy's current chief of mission is Kristina Kvien.
The US Department of State directed DailyMail.com's request for comment to the statement from the US Embassy in Ukraine.
Kiev has long been seen by American diplomats as a relatively safe posting, with no reported attacks on workers in recent years.
Tensions have increased somewhat between the two nations after Donald Trump allegedly tried to put pressure on the Ukrainian government to spread damaging narratives about Joe Biden, sparking Trump's impeachment trial in January.Read more:
- American woman working at embassy in Ukraine killed while jogging in Kyiv | World news | The Guardian