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