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Two injured in Canyon Country crash

Posted: August 5, 2014 2:49 p.m.
Updated: August 5, 2014 2:49 p.m.

A car sits on a tow truck after crashing into a semi carrying cement cylinders on Soledad Canyon Road on Tuesday. Signal photo by Katharine Lotze.

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Two people were injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday after a car and a big rig hauling cement cylinders collided on Soledad Canyon Road, spilling more than 50 gallons of diesel, according to emergency response officials.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, paramedics responded to reports of a two-vehicle traffic collision on Soledad near Rainbow Glen Drive, in Canyon Country, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Scott Miller.

“Two people were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries,” he said.

The identity, gender and age of the victims were not disclosed.

“The big rig spilled between 50 and 60 gallons of diesel,” he said.

In response, firefighters specializing in the handling of hazardous materials were dispatched to the spill, he said.

“We have our Health Haz Mat people out there right now,” he said shortly before 1:30 p.m. “Anytime we have a spill like this, we dike it and make sure it is contained.”

Haz Mat crews spread a sandy material resembling cat litter on the spill to soak it up.

“We are 100 percent certain that none of the spill entered the sewer system,” he said, noting the cleanup was complete at 1:30 p.m.

For about 30 minutes, eastbound traffic on Soledad was stopped, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
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