1 Dead, At Least 3 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 126
PIRU (April 25th, 2019)
A deadly car accident involving at least five vehicles was reported last week on Thursday evening on Highway 126 also known as Telegraph Road.
California Highway Patrol officials were called to the scene of the collision which occurred at roughly 5:00 p.m. near the Center Street off-ramp.
Authorities have preliminarily determined that then driver of a 2002 Saturn sedan had been headed eastbound before hitting the rear of Toytoa Rav-4. The initial impact of the collision caused the Saturn to pinball into the rear of a big rig which had also been traveling eastbound before eventually overturning and coming to rest in westbound lanes.
Meanwhile, the Toyota Rav-4 also spun out into westbound lanes. Both the Saturn and Toyota were then struck by an oncoming westbound Ford Ranger and Chevy Silverado.
Amanda Canfield, 38, Hospitalized
According to authorities, the aftermath of the wreck left one motorist injured, identified as Amanda Canfield, 38, of Santa Clarita. She was hospitalized with moderate to serious injuries. Her current condition has not been updated at this time.
Saturn Driver, Robert Villalobos Fatally Injured; Passenger Flown to Hospital in Critical Condition
Meanwhile, the driver of the Saturn identified as Roberto Villalobos, 25, sadly sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Villalobos's passenger, who remains unidentified, was confirmed to have been seriously injured. Prior to being airlifted to a medical center, he was extricated by fire department personnel. He is currently listed in serious condition.
Authorities reported that at least two others sustained injuries thought to be moderate to serious.
No additional details have been provided at this time as the accident is currently under investigation.
5-Car Crash Investigation
A forensic examination of all five vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with any of the involved vehicles. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
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