SANTA CLARITA – A person was killed Tuesday in a crash involving a Mercedes-Benz that ended up partially underneath the rear of a big rig on a freeway transition road in the Santa Clarita area.
The crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, on the truck lane transition roadway from the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway to the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Details on what led up to the crash were not immediately available, but the Mercedes-Benz ended up wedged beneath the rear of the big rig.
Paramedics pronounced the driver of the Mercedes-Benz dead at the scene, according to the county fire department. Information was not immediately available on the motorist’s gender or identity.
The transition road was closed while an investigation was conducted, triggering a several-mile traffic backup.
UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 32-year-old Jacqueline Maynard. Her home town was not known.