At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle traffic collision in Canyon Country on Friday evening.
The initial reports indicated that the collision involved at least two vehicles, knocking over a fire hydrant at 5:34 p.m. near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Shangri La Drive.
“We had a traffic collision involving numerous cars,” said Lt. Richard Cartmill, the watch commander at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Friday evening.
Originally, the call had come in that the person killed was “unconscious,” according to Supervisor Ed Pickett with the L.A. County Fire Department. However, that report was later updated by witnesses on the scene to say that L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies had set up a drape to cover the body.
Supervisor Miguel Ornelas confirmed that the Fire Department had been called to the scene, but as of 6:40 p.m. had not taken anyone to the hospital.
As approximately 6:45 p.m., the death investigation had caused traffic on Soledad Canyon Road heading in both directions to be shut down, from Shangri-La Drive to Sierra Highway.
Commuters have been advised by law enforcement to consider alternate routes.
The cause of the collision, as well as the details surrounding the person killed, were not available as of 6:52 p.m.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.