VENTURA COUNTY

Car Unrecognizable After Deadly Wreck on State Route 126

A wreck in Ventura County killed one person, trapped another in a car and left another vehicle nearly unrecognizable Thursday afternoon on State Route 126, a highway the LA Times once called "Blood Alley."

The multi-car crash occurred just after 5 p.m., leaving traffic at a standstill in Piru near Center Street, Ventura County Fire confirmed.

Three cars collided, with one black vehicle left so completely mangled that it no longer resembled a car as paramedics worked to treat five patients.

At one point, a helicopter landed on SR 126 to help transport critical patients. 

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