More than a load of lemons was spilled across State Route 126 on February 23 in the Val Verde Area west of Santa Clarita. Unfortunately, blood was spi
More than a load of lemons was spilled across State Route 126 on February 23 in the Val Verde Area west of Santa Clarita. Unfortunately, blood was spilled, too, and lives were lost. The collision, which involved two large trucks and a passenger vehicle, occurred at approximately 9:30 AM near Chiquito Canyon Road. A slew of lemons were thrown from one of the trucks and lined the street. Los Angeles County Fire Department found two victims dead when they arrived at the scene of the crash.
An Oak Harbor Freight Lines big rig experienced a shattered cab. Another flat bed truck was in the process of transporting thousands of pounds of lemons when it was flipped over and left lying in pieces. Also involved was a gray sedan, which ended up experiencing severe damage to its front end and a shattered windshield. The car spiraled down the road and stopped at a guardrail. Two people died in the collision, though reporters were unsure which vehicles the victims had been driving.
The tragedy resulted in a shutdown of the road in both directions by California Highway Patrol. The shutdown continued until four in the afternoon, when a single lane was opened in each direction.