The light rain overnight was accompanied by an estimated tripling in the number of accidents on Los Angeles freeways, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Exact numbers were not immediately available, but the number of accidents this morning appeared to be about three times the normal number on a non-rainy day, said Officer Ed Jacobs said.
About 4:45 a.m., a person was killed and two others suffered minor injuries in a multi-vehicle collision on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway near Cahuenga Boulevard in Toluca Lake.
All but one westbound lane of the 134 Freeway 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.
About 2:20 a.m., a big rig jackknifed on the Golden State (5) Freeway north of Colorado Street near Griffith Park, blocking all freeway lanes in both directions, said CHP Officer Anthony Martin.
About 6:25 a.m., the southbound 5 Freeway lanes were reopened, and the northbound lanes were reopened about an hour afterward. It was unclear if wet weather played a part in the wreck, but it was raining at the time of the crash.
Southern California will experience wet weather through Sunday night, National Weather Service forecasters said.