Fatal Chatsworth Accident 118 Freeway, Topanga Canyon Boulevard

 Chatsworth Car Accident 118 Freeway, Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Lumber Falls Off Truck Fatally Hits Truck Driver on Freeway

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2024) — A motorist struck by lumber falling off a truck died Monday morning on the westbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Chatsworth.

The traffic accident occurred in the No. 2 lane of State Route 118 at about 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 8th, just east of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Los Angeles Police Department officers and Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene.

Detectives reported a driver in a flatbed truck traveling on the freeway lost lumber. The wood flew off the back of the flatbed trailer and crashed into a yellow Penske moving truck and also hit a blue Honda Pilot SUV. The driver of the Penske truck was impaled and died following the collision.

Investigators are working on the case.


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Source: CHP Incident: A0731

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