2 Killed, 5 Injured in Pileup Along 71 Freeway

Two people were killed in a crash along 71 Freeway

Two people were killed in a crash along 71 Freeway involving a truck and five other vehicles. The crashed caused delays as the southbound lanes were shut down for several hours following the crash.

According to authorities, the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12 when a box truck failed to slow down with traffic. The truck reportedly hit one car, pushing it out of the way, before hitting a second vehicle.

After the second collision, the truck lost control, spinning across four lanes before overturning on top of one car and pinning another against a guard rail.

Two passengers in the car that was hit second were killed and pronounced dead at the scene. Five others, including a 15-year-old, were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Drivers say the freeway loses lanes near where the accident occurred, but it is unclear if a slowdown caused by the loss of lanes was a factor in the crash.

Source: CBS Los Angeles

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Aidin Ghavimi

Aidin is a partner at Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, and focuses on personal injury cases in and around Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola School of Law and his Bachelor’s from USC. Aidin’s primary goal is to bring justice to his clients and to ensure they are able to move on with their lives after a serious injury.

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