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Six hurt in early morning crash in Valencia

Posted: June 28, 2014 1:18 p.m.
Updated: June 28, 2014 1:15 p.m.

Authorities shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 5 for about five hours early Saturday morning following a three-vehicle crash that left six people with varying injuries, none of them life-threatening.

The 5:30 a.m. crash occurred when a box truck carrying six people slammed into two big rigs at Magic Mountain Parkway then flipped onto its side.

The six people sustained injuries ranging from “scrapes and bruises” to “major” and were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Priessman said.

Neither of the drivers of the two big rigs were hurt. No update on the victims’ conditions was immediately available, Priessman said.

The CHP shut down the southbound lanes on Interstate 5 but reopened them at about 10:30 a.m., he said,

Priessman noted that, due to a construction project on the southbound Golden State, only the No. 1 lane of the freeway was open at the time of the crash.

“We don’t know why” the box truck hit the other two vehicles, Priessman said, but the collision is under investigation.




missyJk: Posted: June 28, 2014 5:35 p.m.

they really need to stop closing most of the lanes on these major freeways and having just one lane open...really? what do they think could happen on the 5 freeway one of the busiest along with the 101 and every other freeway in CA for that matter when they close all lanes except one, especially with all the big rigs on the road..i am glad there were no fatalities --edited.

bobforte: Posted: June 28, 2014 8:03 p.m.

6 people in a box truck. Was the passenger area a super cab I hope. Or were they actually in the box portion?

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