SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says
all lanes have reopened after a big-rig truck and nearly 20 cars
collided Tuesday on a freeway in the mountains north of Los
Angeles, leaving at least 17 people injured, including two
Television news footage showed more than a half-dozen cars,
pickups and SUVs crumpled together and piled on top of each other
in a cluster of wreckage on the southbound side of the Antelope
Valley Freeway in Agua Dulce.
The crash was reported at 9:45 a.m. and lanes reopened just
after 2 p.m.
Los Angeles County fire Capt. Mark Savage says firefighters
freed a person trapped in the wreckage, and a fleet of ambulances
ferried the injured to hospitals. The cause of the accident is
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