One Killed Following Golden State Freeway Crash 

The cause of a fatal two-vehicle crash in Castaic is under investigation. 

Per CHP, the accident occurred on Tuesday night at 10:10 p.m. within the northbound lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway. 

A Volkswagen Golf became disabled after slamming into the center median and was struck by a Hyundai Ioniq shortly after.

Sadly, the driver of the Volkswagen was declared dead at the scene. He has been identified as 23-year-old Diego Valencia, of Castaic. 

In addition, the 42-year-old male driver of the Hyundai suffered minor injuries. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Diego Valencia.

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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