Driver struck, killed by wheel from another car on 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita

Posted on: 05/18/2017 00:00

(dailynews.com) A 45-year-old driver was killed Wednesday on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita when a wheel that came off another vehicle slammed into his car.

The fatality occurred about 2:30 p.m. on the southbound side of the freeway near Placerita Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The wheel came off a northbound white Cadillac and struck a Hyundai Sonata.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the Hyundai’s sole occupant, according to the CHP.

The carpool lane and three left main lanes on the southbound side of the freeway were closed and a SigAlert was issued.

All northbound lanes were also closed for a short time as officers searched the roadway.

All lanes were reopened by 5 p.m., according to the CHP.




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