Highway 138 Reopens Following Fatal Crash Involving 5 Cars Near Lancaster

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Two cars involved in a fatal, multivehicle crash on Highway 138 in Lancaster are seen in photos released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Two cars involved in a fatal, multivehicle crash on Highway 138 in Lancaster are seen in photos released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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Highway 138 reopened after being shut down for hours following a multivehicle collision that left one person dead and several people injured just outside Lancaster on Thursday, officials said.

First responders were called shortly before 5 p.m. after the crash occurred near the highway’s intersection with 60th Street West, one mile north of Lancaster’s northern city limit, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Officials found one person had already died at the scene. Another six were hospitalized, two of whom required airlifting, L.A. County Fire Capt. Singleton said.

Of the survivors, five had moderate injuries and one was suffering minor injuries, according to Singleton.

Five cars were involved, authorities said.

No information was immediately available on what led up to the crash.

The highway reopened around 9:40 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, about 40 minutes after officials had originally estimated the scene would be cleared.

Officials remained on scene Thursday evening, and no further details were available.

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