Hit-and-run suspect sought in head-on Castaic crash

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A head-on traffic collision in Castaic Tuesday sent one person to hospital with injuries and prompted another to run from the scene of what is now being investigated as a hit and run crash.

The two-car crash that happened shortly after 1 p.m. on the Lake Hughes Road on-ramp to the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said.

A black Ford Mustang and a grey Toyota Corolla collided, prompting the closure of the Lake Hughes on-ramp.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to the crash at 1:13 p.m.

“We transported one person to the hospital,” Fire Department Inspector Melanie Flores told The Signal.

The driver from one of the vehicles, according to motorists contacting the CHP, who wore all black clothing ran from the crash.

“We’re still looking for him,” a CHP officer told The Signal about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

CHP officers received reports from more than one motorist that the hit-and-run driver was seen running towards The Old Road.

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