One person killed, one airlifted in I-5 crash


This story was updated at 5:09 p.m. on 06/26/2022

One person was killed and another airlifted in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near Templin Highway north of Castaic on Saturday morning, according to  a press statement released by the California Highway Patrol. 

According to the release, a Ford F-350 towing a trailer was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 when it hit an object in the road, causing a wheel from the trailer to detach. The wheel then struck another car heading southbound before hopping over the center divider onto the northbound side.  

The wheel then collided with a Toyota Avalon that was traveling northbound, causing the vehicle to crash into a Honda Accord.   

The driver of the Avalon succumbed to their injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead on arrival. The passenger of the Avalon sustained minor injuries and was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.  

The driver of the Accord was reported to have sustained minor injuries but was not transported. Neither the driver of the F-350, nor the driver of the car its trailer wheel initially struck, reported any injuries.  

The name of the person who was killed has not been released, pending notification of next-of-kin.  

Bernard Peters, Los Angeles County Fire Department supervising fire dispatcher, said the Fire Department received the call at 9:42 a.m. 

According to Officer Moises Marroquin with the California Highway Patrol, a SIG alert was issued at 9:57 a.m. and was still in effect as of the early afternoon Saturday for the northbound I-5, but only on the No. 4 lane. 

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