An investigation is underway after two people were killed in a crash involving a semi-truck on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar early Sunday, authorities said.
The incident occurred at about 1 a.m. along the southbound 5 Freeway near the 405 Freeway in Sylmar, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.
A man was driving a sedan with a woman as a passenger when they rear-ended a semi-truck that had been parked along the emergency lane of the freeway, according to CHP.
Officials say speed could have played a factor in the crash, which left the man and woman’s bodies decapitated.
A SigAlert has been issued for the southbound 5 Freeway near the southbound 405 Freeway.
The identities of the deceased driver and passenger have not been released.
The crash remains under active investigation. No further details were immediately available.