1 Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic; All Lanes Reopened

One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Castaic on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Just In)

One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Castaic on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Just In)

A fatal multi-vehicle crash on the northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic Sunday afternoon prompted a SigAlert and the temporary closure of two lanes, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.

One female victim was killed and seven people were injured in the collision, which occurred just north of Lake Hughes Road (map) shortly before 2 p.m., the spokesperson said.

Four vehicles were involved in the incident, including a red pickup truck that overturned, according to the Highway Patrol’s online incident report.

Los Angeles County firefighters and coroner’s officials responded to the scene.

The No. 3 and 4 lanes on the northbound side of the freeway were reopened and the SigAlert was cancelled as of 7 p.m., the CHP said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

No other information was immediately available.


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