An investigation is underway after two world were eliminated in a crash including a large rig along the southbound 5 Freeway in the mountain Fernando Valley beforehand Sunday. A sedan rear-ended the tractor trailer, which was parked ~ above the best shoulder.

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A man and also a woman were decapitated Sunday in a vehicle wreck ~ above the 5 Freeway, officials with the California Highway Patrol said.

Authorities said alcohol and also excessive rate may have actually been determinants in the crash, which arisen just prior to 1 a.m. In the southbound lanes close to the 405 Freeway exchange around Sylmar and also Mission Hills.

The man, determined Monday together Juan Carlos Menjivar, 37, of Winnetka, was driving a 2010 Lexus sedan through 33-year-old Ana Elena Moreno Santos that Los Angeles riding together a passenger.

The Lexus slammed right into the earlier of a big rig that was parked on the ideal shoulder of the freeway ~ Menjivar “failed to preserve the curve in the roadway prior to traveling out of control,” CHP officials said in a statement.


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Both were pronounced dead in ~ the scene after experiencing “major trauma to the head,” CHP spokesman Ramondo Alexander said.

Video native the scene recorded by KTLA-TV Channel 5 proved the mangled wreckage the the car.

The driver of the large rig, a 35-year-old guy who did no wish to be identified, said the outlet the the silver sedan captured fire after the crash.

“All ns felt to be a major hit,” the said. “I felt like I to be hit by a semi.”


The driver of the big rig was no injured in the crash.


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