Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

2 killed in crash on westbound Highway 101 in Agoura Hills, forcing closure of two lanes

July 2, 2010 |  7:22 am

California Highway Patrol officers were investigating an accident early Friday on westbound Highway 101 in Agoura Hills that left two men dead and a passenger in critical condition with major injuries.

The accident occurred about 4:40 a.m. and has forced the closure of the freeway's two right lanes for a couple hundred yards near Reyes Adobe Road, probably until mid-morning, said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs.

A compact car was heading west when it drifted off the highway and collided with the rear of a big-rig stopped on the shoulder, Jones said. The driver and front passenger, both men in their 20s, were killed.

The identities of the two victims were not immediately available. 

A backseat passenger was taken to a local hospital with major injuries, Jacobs said.

-- Sam Quinones

Photo: Police investigate the crash site where two people died and a third was injured when a car rear-ended a big rig that was parked on the right shoulder of the westbound 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills Friday morning. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times