Yesterday saw another multiple vehicle crash along California roads that ended in a fatality.
The incident took place at around 6:25 in the morning in the city of Chatsworth. According to witness reports, a Toyota Scion was headed north at around 65 miles per hour along De Soto Avenue. There was also a white car traveling in the same direction, and initial reports suggest the woman may have been following that car.
When the two vehicles came upon a Frito-Lay delivery truck, the white car went around it, but the Toyota was unable to execute such a maneuver. She instead crashed into the back of the delivery truck. This caused the driver of the Scion to lose control of the vehicle, which spun around until coming to a stop perpendicular to the southbound facing lanes of the street.
Unfortunately, a GMC Envoy collided with the sideways Scion. The drivers of each of those vehicles had to be transported to a local hospital to receive treatments for their injuries, but the Scion’s driver did not survive.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the offramp that leads from the eastbound 118 (Ronald Reagan) Freeway to De Soto Avenue had to be closed until around 11 am so that police officials could properly conduct their investigation without numerous vehicles entering the area near the scene of the crash.