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One Killed, One In Critical Condition After Big Rig Crash On 5 Freeway

A big rig crash on the I-5 Freeway resulted in at least one person being killed, causing traffic to be halted on both the 5 and 14 Freeways for several hours.

A big rig crash on the I-5 Freeway resulted in at least one person being killed, causing traffic to be halted on both the 5 and 14 Freeways for several hours, officials said.

At around 11:44 p.m. Wednesday night, officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of a crash on the southbound truck route of the I-5 Freeway, close to the I-210 Freeway connector, according to Martin Rangel, dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“(The semi-truck) drifted to the left off the roadway for an unknown reason and collided with four attenuator barrels,” reads the CHP report.

The semi then struck a guard rail and subsequently collided with a concrete bridge pillar, according to Officer Lucke, the lead investigator for the crash.

“One party was trapped, requiring extrication,” Rangel said.

Two individuals were involved in the crash, with one of them being killed as a result, according to Rangel.

“There were two patients,” Rangel said. “One in critical condition, one dead on arrival.”

The passenger sustained major injuries and was transported to Providence Holy Cross Hospital, according to the CHP.

The cause of this traffic collision is currently under investigation. Any additional information about this traffic collision will be available at a later date, according to CHP officials.

Name of deceased being withheld pending next of kin notification from Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

The crash caused the load of the big rig to spill out onto the freeway, prompting officials to issue a SIG-Alert for all southbound lanes on the I-5 Freeway for approximately four hours.

As of 7:07 a.m. Thursday morning, traffic was still significantly backed up on both the southbound 5 and 14 Freeways, according to traffic officials.

The condition of the critical patient was unknown as of Wednesday morning.

Ed. Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be posted as it is made available.

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One Killed, One In Critical Condition After Big Rig Crash On 5 Freeway

2 comments

  1. Please follow up. Caring people want to know about the surviving victim and how the accident happened. Thank you

    • This is the surviver I’m ina rehab 6 broken ribs broken collarbone my spline was removed a punctured lung and lots of pain please pull over when your tired

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.