A wrong-way collision that left one person dead and two hospitalized shut down the northbound 14 Freeway near Agua Dulce early Sunday, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol began receiving reports at 4:47 a.m. about a driver traveling south on the northbound side of the highway, Sgt. David Eadie told KTLA. About a minute later, the agency was alerted about a two-vehicle collision at the location.
Officers responded and arrived to one of the vehicles on fire, but they managed to put it out with a fire extinguisher, Eadie said.
The wrong-way driver, a man about 30 years old, was found near the center divider along with his vehicle, the sergeant said. He might have been traveling in the HOV or No. 1 lane, Eadie added. He died in the incident, officials said.
Footage from the scene shows the vehicle mangled.
The other car, the occupants of which were believed to be a father and his teen daughter, ended up on the right shoulder of the highway, Eadie said.
They were transported to the hospital in unknown conditions, according to CHP.
Officials shut down the northbound lanes between Agua Dulce Canyon Road and Escondido Canyon Road. They were expected to remain closed for at least a couple of hours, Eadie told KTLA at around 7 a.m.
Authorities said they have not determined whether alcohol was involved. The identities of the three people involved have not been released.