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Encino Fatal Wrong-Way Crash 101 Freeway Near 405 Freeway

Encino Fatal Wrong-Way Crash 101 Freeway Near 405 Freeway

Encino wrong-way crash 101 Freeway

1 Killed, 5 Injured in Encino Wrong-Way Crash 101 Freeway Near 405 Freeway

ENCINO, CA (August 12, 2021) – A wrong-way crash killed one person and injured several others on the 101 Freeway in Encino.

UPDATED: Wrong-way driver identified

According to the KTLA News and FOX LA News, the tragic accident took place on Thursday evening. Officers reported the wreck at about 7 p.m.

The incident began when a 2003 Lincoln Navigator was traveling north in the southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway in Encino. The SUV was carrying four children at the time.

The California Highway Patrol said the Lincoln Navigator then slammed head-on into a big rig. The two crashed near the 405 Freeway interchange.

Car and Big Rig Collide Head-On

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and extricated one trapped female occupant from the SUV. The woman died as a result of the wrong-way crash.

Another adult and all four juveniles ended up hurt following the wreck. Medical personnel soon took them to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released. Meanwhile, CHP added that the operator of the semi-truck declined transport.

The driver of the SUV tried to flee on foot after the collision. Officers forced the southbound lanes of the 101 freeway to shut down for hours following the incident.

The fatal Encino wrong-way collision is still under investigation.


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