By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities say a person has died after a crash involving multiple vehicles along Highway 50 in Sacramento early Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened along the westbound side of the freeway near 59th Street.

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Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but Caltrans District 3 said multiple vehicles were involved and several lanes were blocked as a result. Traffic backed up for several miles due to the crash.

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California Highway Patrol later confirmed that a person died in the crash.

No information about that person has been released at this point.

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Officers cleared the scene just before 2 p.m. Drivers should expect some residual delays through the early afternoon.