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.
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.
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.