2 dead after car slams through guardrail on 118 Freeway

Two dead after Mercedes crashes through guardrail on 118 Freeway in Chatsworth

Two people died early Sunday after their car crashed through a guardrail on the eastbound 118 Freeway in Chatsworth and landed upside down in a riverbed, authorities said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight near the DeSoto Avenue off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The male driver of the 2008 Mercedes “made an unsafe turning movement” and drove through the guardrail then through a perimeter chain-link fence before landing on its roof, the CHP said in a news release. Officers noted that it was windy at the time of the crash.

The driver and a female passenger were the only people in the car, and both died at the scene, authorities said.

A dog in the vehicle survived the crash and was taken by animal control officers to a shelter, according to a CHP incident log.

The identities of the car’s occupants were unknown Sunday, authorities said. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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