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Driver killed on 5 Freeway transition road in Santa Clarita when car slams into big rig

The driver of a car was killed Tuesday when he slammed into the back of a big rig on a 5 Freeway transition road in Santa Clarita.
(KTLA)

The driver of a car that slammed into the back of a big rig and ended up lodged underneath the truck died Tuesday on a transition road of the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 12:30 p.m. on the truck lane transition roadway from the northbound 5 to the northbound 14 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Paramedics pronounced the driver of a Mercedes-Benz dead at the scene, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Information about the motorist’s gender or identity was not immediately available.

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The freeway transition road was closed while an investigation was conducted, causing traffic to be backed up for miles.


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