Three people were killed and three were injured in an apparent wrong-way crash on a northbound 5 Freeway transition road Friday morning in the Newhall Pass.Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox.
UPDATE: One additional person has been declared dead at a local hospital as a result of the crash, bringing the total number of deceased to three, according to CHP.
The crash was reported around 3:30 a.m. on the northbound I-5 transition to Highway 14, into Santa Clarita towards Canyon Country. California Highway Patrol investigation teams arrived at the scene and called a SigAlert after 5 a.m., shutting down the transition road while they work to determine the cause of the crash, according to CHP records.
CHP officials at the scene of the crash indicated they are looking into the incident as a possible wrong-way crash between two vehicles. The officers at the scene did not say if investigators believe impairment was a factor in the collision.
FATAL CRASH UPDATE: Crews are working to clear the double fatal crash on the Northbound 5 transition to the 14 in the Newhall Pass
Posted by KHTS Radio on Friday, December 28, 2018
The northbound transition road, between Sylmar and Newhall, is expected to be closed until at least 7:30 a.m., blocking any traffic attempting to get onto the 14 Freeway from the northbound 5 Freeway.
The exact circumstances of the crash were not immediately available, an official with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The condition of the other injured victims was not disclosed Friday morning.
As of 6:30 a.m., traffic near the split does not appear to be heavily impacted, but drivers heading north into Santa Clarita are encouraged avoid the freeway and use Sierra Highway or the Old Road as detours.
The victims killed in the crash was identified as of Friday morning.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to email@example.com.
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