2 Dead in Crash Near Val Verde; Lemons Spilled Across Lanes, Blocking State Route 126

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Two people were killed in a crash involving two trucks that left a load of lemons spilled across State Route 126 in the Val Verde area, west of Santa Clarita, on Tuesday.

Two people were dead after a crash near Val Verde on Feb. 23, 2016. Lemons were spilled across lanes. (Credit: KTLA)

Two people were dead after a crash near Val Verde on Feb. 23, 2016. Lemons were spilled across lanes. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash was reported about 9:30 a.m. at Chiquito Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

State Route 126, which runs from Ventura to Santa Clarita, was closed in both directions at 9:45 a.m., when a SigAlert was declared for an unknown duration.

One lane in each direction had been reopened by 4 p.m., according to the CHP’s traffic incident log.

Two people were found dead on scene after the collision, stated Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He said a passenger vehicle was involved, as well as two "semi" trucks.

Another view shows the wreckage after a fatal crash near Val Verdes on Feb. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Another view shows the wreckage after a fatal crash near Val Verdes on Feb. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Aerial video from Sky5 showed a big rig with two trailers labeled Oak Harbor Freight Lines had its cab destroyed, and a white sheet was placed over a body inside.

A flatbed truck that had apparently been carrying the lemons was overturned and in pieces. The trailer was transporting some 40,000 pounds of lemons, according to the incident log.

A gray sedan with serious front-end damage and a shattered windshield was stopped against the guard rail down the road.

It was not clear which vehicles the two people who died had been traveling in.

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