SYLMAR – Authorities have identified the driver who died in a traffic crash Tuesday morning involving two SUVs, a big rig, and a trash truck on the Golden State (5) Freeway.
Maria De La Luz Torres, 66, of Palmdale was pronounced dead at the scene of the four-vehicle crash, which happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the southbound 5 Freeway near Roxford Street in the Sylmar area, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, according to a CHP report, which stated that the crash involved a Subaru Crosstrek, a Ford Explorer, an International Tractor/ trailer, and a Peterbilt trash truck.
Torres was driving the Subaru Crosstrek, according to the CHP report.
According to a CBS report, the Ford Explorer belonged to Homeland Security and sustained damage to its left front tire and hood. The male driver of the Ford Explorer suffered major injuries and was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center, the CHP report states.
The drivers of the big rig and the trash truck were not injured in the collision.
A SIG-ALERT was issued for the closure of all lanes at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, for the duration of three hours, according to the CHP.
9 comments for "Palmdale woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on 5 Freeway in Sylmar"
Creo que los ancianos no son un peligro puesto que manejan despacio lame tablemente nuestros adolecentes son más peligrosos tras el volante que un hombre de edad puesto que ellos manejan por necesidad nuestros hijos un 80 % por diversión perdón si se ofende mamás pero tengo 3 adolescentes ya quieren su propio Auto definitivamente es no..
Brian Murphy says
RIP Maria. She was a good Christian Woman and is the mother of a Friend of ours. Prayers to all the Family! God Bless.
A distracted driver…
Venus Webb says
Our Hearts And Prayers Go Out To Her Family At This Time
Why can't a woman be more like a man? says
Don’t let women drive, Aunt Debbie.
Aunt Debbie says
Don’t let old people drive
Auntie, I was not aware that 66 is old.
My granny was still racing cars in her 60s.
She chose to stop driving as she neared 80.
My grand dad was driving safely until mid 70s when he too chose to stop driving.
66 is not old.
Monica Thomas says
that’s right 66 is not all The people drive like crazy on the speedway I’ll be scared every time I get on one of them 14 & the 5 fwy
I do not mind the speeds. I mind the very uncaring people with eyes glued to phones or other screens when driving. Would be great to take their vehicles away.