West Hills Couple in Their 80s Died in RV Crash: Coroner

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Update, posted 12:50 p.m. Tuesday:

Two people found dead in a recreational vehicle that crashed in the Canoga Park area were identified by the county coroner’s office as Charles Albert Meehleis, 84, and Roslyn Hasselle Meehleis, 82, both of West Hills. The couple were husband and wife, the Daily News reported.

Original story, last updated 6:53 p.m. Monday:

Two people were found dead inside an RV on Monday afternoon after the vehicle slammed into a fence on an overpass above the Browns Canyon Wash in the Canoga Park area, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

An RV sheared a fire hydrant and struck a fence on an overpass in Canoga Park on July 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

An RV sheared a fire hydrant and struck a fence on an overpass in Canoga Park on July 4, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred about 3:40 p.m. in the 8400 block of De Soto Avenue, where the motor home sheared a fire hydrant before hitting the fence, according to a news alert from the Fire Department.

The incident resulted in an electrical hazard and a diesel fuel spill, prompting a response from LAFD hazmat crews, the statement said.

News video from Sky5 showed a downed light pole at the scene, as water from the hydrant spewed dozens of feet into the air.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

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