Authorities judge intoxicant and excessive velocity whitethorn person been factors successful a clang that decapitated 2 radical successful Granada Hills aboriginal Sunday morning, erstwhile a car slammed into the backmost of a large rig connected the Golden State (5) Freeway.
The clang was reported astatine 12:57 a.m. connected the southbound freeway conscionable southbound of the San Diego (405) Freeway interchange, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service.
A 2007 Dart International tractor and trailer, parked connected the close enarthrosis of the freeway, was rear-ended by a speeding 2010 Lexus sedan that failed to support the curve successful the roadworthy conscionable anterior to the crash, according to a CHP statement.
Witnesses told the CHP that the metallic sedan caught fire. The 2 occupants wrong the Lexus, a 38-year-old antheral and a 22-year-old woman, were pronounced dormant astatine the scene. The 35-year-old antheral down the instrumentality of the large rig was not injured.
The names of the 2 individuals who died successful the clang person not yet been released, pending notification of their families.
All affected postulation lanes were re-opened by 9:35 a.m.
The CHP's Newhall country bureau asked anyone with accusation astir the clang to telephone them astatine 661-600-1600.