3 Killed in Wrong-Way Car Crash on 5 Freeway
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, December 28th
December 28, 2018 – Several people were killed, and two parties were injured following a multi-vehicle collision on the Interstate 5 Freeway early Friday, according to KTLA News.
At approximately 3:25 a.m., a southbound 1998 Honda Accord veered into the opposite lanes and slammed into a northbound 2017 Ford Mustang on 5 Freeway transition road to the northbound 14 Freeway.
Primary reports indicated the 18-year-old Palmdale woman, who was riding as a passenger in the Mustang, was hospitalized with major injuries sustained in the crash. That woman was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
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Following the initial impact, the Mustang was pushed and forced to hit a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. Both the drivers of the Mustang, and the Chevrolet suffered injuries as a result of the impact.
Meanwhile, officials mentioned the driver and passenger of the wrong-way car were also killed in the accident. The driver was only described as an adult male party, while the passenger was briefly identified as a 49-year-old Long Beach man.
After the collision, northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway connecting with the northbound 14 Freeway were closed. Detectives stayed at the scene until about 8 a.m. to investigate the deadly crash.
At this time, the identities of the deceased parties remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, and our prayers to all the parties involved and their families in this difficult time.
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