CASTAIC (CBSLA) — A big rig crashed off the side of the northbound 5 Freeway in the Castaic area Monday, leaving one person dead and a California Highway Patrol officer injured.
The crash was reported around 12:40 p.m. north of Templin Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol and the county fire department.READ MORE: Beverly Hills Police Department Partially Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat
The big rig eventually stopped approximately 50 feet down from the freeway in an embankment. The two right lanes of the freeway were blocked while an investigation was conducted, according to Caltrans.READ MORE: Vote On Future Of Bruce's Beach Set For Tuesday
One person, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene, according to fire department spokesman Franklin Lopez.
Lopez said a CHP officer was airlifted to a hospital with unspecified injuries, but information on how the officer was hurt was not immediately available.MORE NEWS: Report: Substance Appearing To Be Feces Falls From A Low-Flying Plane Onto Studio City Home
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