UPDATE: Deceased man in Piru crash ID’d, local woman among the injured

Aerial view of fatal crash in Piru. Photo courtesy NBC Los Angeles.

A Santa Clarita woman was one of five drivers injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Piru late Thursday afternoon that claimed the life of a 25-year-old Los Angeles man.

Amanda Canfield, 38, suffered a bruised right eye, described as a minor injury by the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the crash.

A spokeswoman for the Ventura County Medical Examiner Office identified the man killed in the crash as 25-year-old Roberto Villalobos, of Glendale.

“He died of multiple blunt force injuries,” said Janelle Payne late Friday afternoon.

The traffic collision happened about 5 p.m. Thursday on Highway 126, west of Center Street.

The driver killed in the crash was driving a 2002 Saturn sedan eastbound, in the fast lane, when it ran into the back of a Toyota Rav-4 SUV, also traveling in the fast lane, CHP Officer Berry, of the Moorpark office, wrote in a news release.

The impact caused both vehicles to travel out of control through a designated eastbound left-turn lane.

The Saturn then collided into the left rear end of a semi tractor traveling in the eastbound left-turn lane, causing the Saturn to overturn on its side.

Both the Saturn and Toyota continued to spin out of control into the westbound traffic lanes.

While in the westbound lanes, a Ford Ranger and a Chevrolet Silverado collided into both vehicles.

At this point, neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to be a factor in the collision, Berry wrote in his report.

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