Southern California -- this just in

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

Woman killed when SUV collides with semi-truck on 5 Freeway

February 3, 2013 | 10:21 am

A woman in a sport-utility vehicle was killed early Sunday when the SUV hit a semi-truck pulled over on the 5 Freeway north of Castaic, authorities said.

The accident occurred about 4 a.m.  on the northbound freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The unidentified victim died at the scene.

It was not immediately clear whether she was the driver of the vehicle or a passenger, authorities said.

A portion of the freeway was closed while workers cleared debris.

The driver of the truck had pulled over and was asleep at the time of the accident, authorities said.


Manti Te'o hoax: Tuiasosopo faked 'girlfriend's' death after fight

Bell trial: Witness says Rizzo tricked her into misstating salaries

Steve Lopez: How can Cardinal Mahony still be a priest 'in good standing'?

— Carlos Lozano