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7 injured in multi-vehicle crash on California 138

March 23, 2010 |  8:53 am

The location of the crash. At least seven people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near the Antelope Valley community of Pinion Hills, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear how many vehicles were involved in the crash, which left a big-rig truck engulfed in flames about 6:45 a.m. on the Antelope Highway (Route 138) at 263rd Street East, said California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department extracted several people from a vehicle involved in the crash, said Inspector Matt Levesque. Six people were reported to have minor injuries and another was flown by helicopter in critical condition to a nearby hospital, he said.

The CHP shut down the intersection, about 30 miles southeast of Palmdale. Traffic was being diverted from the Antelope Highway to Pearblossom Highway (Route 18) and back along Oasis Road, Carter said.

-- Alexandra Zavis

Map: The location of the crash. Credit: Google Maps

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