38-Year-Old Man, 22-Year-Old Woman Killed in Sylmar Collision on Golden State (5) Freeway near San Diego (405) Freeway Interchange
Sylmar, California (August 15, 2021) – A man and a woman were killed after a car rear-ended a big rig early Sunday morning on a freeway in Sylmar, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly collision was reported at around 12:57 a.m. on the southbound side of the Golden State (5) Freeway, just south of the San Diego (405) Freeway interchange.
The CHP said a 2010 Lexus sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver failed to maintain a curve in the roadway and slammed into the back of a big rig parked on the right shoulder of the freeway.
The impact caused the sedan to catch fire.
2 Killed in Sylmar Crash on 5 Freeway
The sedan driver, a 38-year-old man, and his passenger, a 22-year-old woman, were declared dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.
The operator of the big rig, a 35-year-old man, did not suffer any injuries.
DUI and speed are suspected to have been factors in the collision.
The CHP is investigating the crash.
Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California
- Always stop and remain at the scene.
- Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
- Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
- Call 911 to report the accident.
- Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
- Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.
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