One Killed in 14 Freeway Crash in Santa Clarita

Traffic was snarled for hours immediately after the incident

By Samantha Tata
|  Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:53 AM PDT
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Fatal Crash Closes Two Lanes on 14 Freeway

It's like the legislative process is like the traffic along a California highway at 5 p.m.

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One person was killed Monday night when a car caught fire after it went over the side of the northbound 14 freeway in Santa Clarita. 

At least three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after the car fire sparked a small brush fire on the side of the freeway, officials said.

The driver of that vehicle, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. just south of Soledad Canyon Road, CHP officials said.

Two lanes of the freeway were closed for emergency equipment, which snarled traffic immediately after the incident. As of 10 p.m., CHP officer Patrick Kimball said there was no report of significant slowing.


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