2 People Killed When Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Vehicle Along 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch

Two people were killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle along the 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch early Sunday, according to the CHP.

A vehicle involved in a wrong-way crash along the 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch was left badly mangled on Nov. 19, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

A vehicle involved in a wrong-way crash along the 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch was left badly mangled on Nov. 19, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

The California Highway Patrol began hearing reports of a car driving west along the eastbound carpool lane of traffic at a high-rate of speed about 12:25 a.m.

Stringer video captured the wrong-way driver along the 118 in San Fernando.

About 12:30 a.m. the wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another vehicle along the eastbound side of the highway near De Soto Avenue, according to the CHP log.

The vehicles, which were mangled in the crash, were blocking three lanes and traffic was halted in the area for the Los Angeles Fire Department to respond.

It is unknown why the driver, identified only as a 30-year-old man, was heading in the wrong direction. He was killed in the incident.

The driver of the other vehicle, Christian Glenn, 38, of Simi Valley, also died.

A 25-year-old Simi Valley woman was injured in the crash and taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.

A SigAlert was issued until about 6:10 a.m., when all lanes were open.

Carlos Huerta said he cut himself as he helped the woman get out of the vehicle that was impacted.

“There was one person in the other car they said didn’t make it,” Huerta said.

Two people were also killed in another wrong-way driver crash along the 605 around the same time. That crash occurred about 12:35 a.m. along the southbound side of the highway near Ramona Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A SigAlert was also issued in that incident.